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Home Museum

DEADLINE:31 July 2020

LagosPhoto20 invites you to take part in building a new virtual Home Museum.

As we go about our busy lives, we often forget the small things worth preserving - what we are calling "objects of virtue" - objects that are important to each person, family and home. Some treasures we use everyday, some we keep, some we hold close, some we lose, and some are simply forgotten and not preserved at all. For example, a watch passed down from a father to his child, an ibeji doll, a piece of woven cloth from our grandmother, an old photograph or newspaper cut-out, a souvenir from the last city we visited, the first mobile phone we owned, or a medal won at a sports competition. All these evoke memories and tell stories about our culture and history in ways we don't always recognise.


To participate, all you need to do is photograph a personal selection of "objects of virtue" and email these images to the address below.

You don't need to have a professional camera, you may use whatever device you have - a smartphone is fine.


During LagosPhoto20, your own "Home Museum" will be exhibited online.


Send your photos (between 6-12 max) to

Please write your name, age, contact information, and a short description of these objects and why they are important to you and your family.