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Documenting the year 2020

Museums in US are working overtime to collect artifacts and ephemera from the pandemic and the racial justice movement

Above: A journal submitted to the Autry Museum by Tanya Gibb who came down with Covid-19 symptoms on March 5.

Above: A demonstrator photographed by Jason Spear of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Lafayette Square in June.

A cowbell that was rung at the Samaritan's Purse field hospital in Central Park each time a Covid-19 patient was discharged is now in the archives of the New-York Historical Society.

New York

A few weeks ago, a nerdy joke went viral on Twitter: Future historians will be asked which quarter of 2020 they specialise in.

As museum curators and archivists stare down one of the most daunting challenges of their careers - telling the story of the pandemic, followed by...

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