Keep your precious family mementoes safe at home, but take a photo or scan them and upload the image to Lives of the First World War.
With a project of this scale, IWM is not able to collect and preserve millions more items in the museum. However, uploading an image ensures it can be shared with the world and saved for future generations. Lives of the First World War will remain live and active, until 18 March 2019, when IWM will become the custodian of the millions of incredible public contributions that have been made over the past 5 years. We will no longer accept contributions to the project after this date, as we create a permanent digital memorial which will always remain free and accessible - this will help to shape our understanding of the First World War both now and in the future.