Connect 2020

We have partnered up with Ryedale District Council to collect photographs and other creative responses, that capture the spirit of the people of Ryedale and the wider North York Moors area.

This is an extraordinary time for the whole country and we are seeing a wonderful array of community actions, in response to the coronavirus outbreak. We want to collect memories and stories during this time, that reflect, in particular, the community support networks that are being established to help those in need and each other. This is in keeping with the Museum’s long history of collecting the stories of ordinary folk in our area.

We are asking people and communities in our area to share their photographs, stories and creative responses right now. We do not want any to travel or put themselves in danger, but just to think about taking a mobile snap when they drop off at a local food bank or jot down the kind act of a neighbour.

It is our hope that some of these materials and memories will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection, as a record of these unprecedented times we find ourselves.

We expect the collecting aspect of this project to run throughout the whole of 2020.

If you want to share your photos and stories please email them to: ryedalephoto@gmail.com and please include your name, contact details and a description of what you have submitted or if an image, a short caption.

  • Please note – it is your responsibility to ensure that all permissions from individuals depicted in photographs have been agreed in advance.
  • Submissions are sent on the understanding that they may be catalogued and archived as part of the Ryedale Folk Museum’s permanent collection. If Ryedale Folk Museum wishes to place your items into its permanent collection we will discuss that with you and ask you to complete some simple object entry paperwork. We do not expect this to take place until late 2020.
  • Submissions are sent on the understanding they may be included in social media feeds and a physical exhibition to be developed in the future.
  • Your contact details will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act and they will only be used for the purpose of contacting you in relation to your submission and for no other reason.