the online campaign of the Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

The #karanténtárgyak or #quarantineobjects is the online campaign of the Museum of Ethnography, Budapest. As a social museum we believe that it is our mission to study contemporary society and culture.

#karanténtárgyak campaign aims to collect objects that document how our everyday life changed during the coronavirus lockdown. Please help us, so a hundred years later the museum will be able to tell what life was back in 2020.  

Anyone can be a member of the group, just as anything can be a quarantine object:

  • a thing that keeps you home;
  • a thing that helps you get out;
  • something that restrains you;
  • something that makes you free;
  • something you miss;
  • something that protects you;
  • something you lost; something you created; something you modified;
  • something that helps you express your feelings and thoughts during the quarantine;
  • something that is not even necessarily an object, but it became a part of your routine during the quarantine;
  • and anything that we did not think of, but you think that it should be part of the collection.


Once you have your object or „nobject”, take a picture of it and tell its story with the tools and forms that suit you the most and send it to

Please, also let us know the category you would put your object in. In a few weeks, we will publish the photos and the story of the object with your name in the Facebook group. For further use with your confirmation, we might archive the material you send us in the Museum of Ethnography. If you do not want us to publish your name or archive the material you send us, please let us know in your first letter. 

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