In November 2020, internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram tested positive for COVID-19.
During his journey back to health, he was inspired to create this artwork marking the ten millionth vaccination in the UK.
"It became clear to me that my next artwork should focus on the vaccine — our way out of this global crisis — as a tribute to the scientists and medical teams who have been working collaboratively across the world to fight the virus."
What would you tell museum visitors of the future about the COVID-19 pandemic?
As we live through lockdown and the vaccination roll-out, we’re all part of history in the making.
That’s why we're inviting visitors to share their thoughts as part of a participative vaccine sculpture display in our Entrance Gallery.
And if you can't make it to the Museum in person, why not share your thoughts through our online card?
We read every one and review them for inclusion in our archive — just one part of our project to ‘collect’ COVID-19 and record this time in scientific history for future museum visitors.