The Living Memory Project
‘Celebrating different aspects of everyday life
in the Black Country’

As part of this new project we are working across the area to celebrate different aspects of everyday life that have been captured through people’s own photographs. The images hidden in our family albums, stored away in shoeboxes, and treasured in the collections of local enthusiasts, can offer rich perspectives on our rapidly changing society. These collections are increasingly vulnerable as technology transforms how we now take and preserve photographs.

Living Memory is a two-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore and share unique photography collections and life stories from diverse communities across the Black Country.

We are recording local people’s life stories and memories connected to their photography collections, making a series of new films, professionally archiving over 1000 favourite photographs, creating a new touring exhibition and much more besides.

See the Living Memory website for more information.