Directly after the lockdown imposed on 12th March 2020 due to the coronavirus, the CMLE began to collect items that represent the pandemic era and reveal how social distancing changes daily life, clothing, and fashion.

Following a request made using the hashtags #CollectingCorona and #Collectingthepandemic, the CMLE’s collection acquired objects that mostly include personal protective equipment, woven fabrics and jewellery created during lockdown and isolation, etc.

Support the CMLE
The enrichment of the CMLE’s collections, with the aim of safekeeping, preserving, utilising and promoting them, has been a constant goal throughout all these years.

If you wish to donate objects to the CMLE, please download and complete the special item donation form.