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Gateshead Libraries image chosen for lockdown collection

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A picture showing hundreds of protective visors at Gateshead Central Library has been chosen by Historic England as one of 200 images to document the lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Historic England launched a project in April asking members of the public to submit photos showing their experiences throughout lockdown. Almost 3,000 images were submitted by members of the public and 100 of these have been chosen for the collection along with 50 newly commissioned works and 50 images from Historic England's photographers.

Find out more on the Historic England website

Gateshead Council's library service started making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) using a laser cutter and 3D printers in April, and with the support of community volunteers, have now delivered over 7,000 visors to over 60 care facilities. Sandra Clemens, who is part of the Digital team in the Library Service and who has been helping to make the visors took the image.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said "We're all incredibly proud of how our library service has responded to this crisis and particularly the way they have helped to protect frontline workers across the borough. It's fantastic that this image, showing the amazing work being done in Gateshead, has been chosen to be part of a national collection remembering lockdown."

HE visors
02 June 2020

A picture showing hundreds of protective visors at Gateshead Central Library has been chosen by Historic England as one of 200 images to document the lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Historic England launched a project in April asking members of the public to submit photos showing their experiences throughout lockdown. Almost 3,000 images were submitted by members of the public and 100 of these have been chosen for the collection along with 50 newly commissioned works and 50 images from Historic England's photographers.

Find out more on the Historic England website

Gateshead Council's library service started making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) using a laser cutter and 3D printers in April, and with the support of community volunteers, have now delivered over 7,000 visors to over 60 care facilities. Sandra Clemens, who is part of the Digital team in the Library Service and who has been helping to make the visors took the image.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said "We're all incredibly proud of how our library service has responded to this crisis and particularly the way they have helped to protect frontline workers across the borough. It's fantastic that this image, showing the amazing work being done in Gateshead, has been chosen to be part of a national collection remembering lockdown."

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