Promotion: University of Westminster and Museum of London seek citizencurators to record life in London during the Games
#Citizencurators is about recording history as it happens. The great moments of the Games will be written about and photographed, while the opinions of the commentators, organisers and celebrities will be in the media.
But what about the experience of residents in London? When the histories of 2012 are written, what will they say about what it was like to live in London?
#Citizencurators is a research project developed by the University of Westminster for the Museum of London that explores what it is like to live in London during the Olympic fortnight (July 27 – August 12).
We are looking for 12 #citizencurators to take part in documenting conversations and live experiences during the Olympic fortnight, using Twitter and Instagram. You must be over 18 and in London during the Olympic fortnight.
Would you like to be a Citizen Curator? The call for submissions opens at 12pm on July 6 and will run until 12pm July 13. The entry process is simple - tweet your response to the following question using the hashtag #citizencurators:
What makes your perspective unique as a curator?
We will announce our final 12 #citizencurators on July 20. The project runs from July 27 – August 12.
The Citizen Curators have been chosen and the project is now live.
We have recruited a brilliant team of volunteer #citizencurators who will be tweeting daily – but we want more voices than that, more points of view.
Even if you didn't make the final cut, anyone living or working in the capital can become a tweeter for the project.
Simply by adding the hashtag #citizencurators to your tweet you can share your experiences of living in London during the Olympic Games.
This is an exciting chance to be a part of public history as all the tweets from the project will be preserved at the Museum of London.
So go on, tweet your story.
For daily highlights from the twitter stream and more information on how to get involved check the #citizencurators blog or follow #citizenscurators on storify.
Peter Ride, University of Westminster
Hilary Young, Museum of London
Students on MA Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture