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The People's Record has been running since 2008. Here you can find out about the background of the project

Celebrations at Hackney Museum, 2009
A poster created at a workshop by the Dreams and Memories project in Rochford

Creating the People's Record

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were a once in a lifetime event.

To record the impact of the Games, from 2008 to 2012 museums, libraries and archives around the UK supported community groups to work on dozens of projects, collecting and creating material related to the Games.

This website showcases the results of these People's Record projects. You can browse and search through dozens of videos, interviews, photos and writings related to the Olympics and Paralympics, past and present.

Managing the People's Record

The People’s Record was initiated by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) in 2008. It was later subsequently run by the the Arts Council.

The People’s Record will be made available together with the formal record of all bodies responsible for delivering the Games (held at the National Archives) so that we can understand the full Games story for the first time ever.

Around the country

Find a People's Record project near you!

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