Contribute to the Memorial Exhibition

Contribute to the Memorial Exhibition

Contribute to the Memorial Exhibition

The memorial exhibition, In Memoriam, commemorates the lives of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the men, women and children who died. Visitors enter the exhibition along a corridor in which portrait photographs of the nearly 3,000 victims form a "Wall of Faces," communicating the scale of human loss.

Nearby, touchscreen tables allow visitors to discover additional information about each person, including photographs, images of objects and audio remembrances by family, friends and coworkers. Rotating selections of personal artifacts are also featured. An inner chamber presents profiles of individual victims in a dignified sequence through photographs, biographical information and audio recordings.

We are actively acquiring materials for our collection to support the presentation of your loved one in the memorial exhibition, In Memoriam. There are three ways to contribute to the memorial exhibition:

Contribute Artifacts
If you have photographs, personal mementos, or other memorial materials such as video and audio recordings that relate to your loved ones and capture a sense of who they were or reference where they were on September 11, 2001 or February 26, 1993, or that convey the work or travel activities they would have been pursuing on those days that you would like to donate, please tell us about them using this form. 

Some guidelines to help you select materials to donate:

  • Photos should depict your loved one pursuing activities he or she loved to do, spending time with family, friends, or engaging in work activities.
  • Digital materials, including images of your loved one, audio or video files, PDFs or Word documents may be donated on a disc, a thumb drive, or via email. If you choose to contribute digital materials, we ask that you scan photographs at 300 dpi. If you have digital images that you would like to donate and are not sure what resolution they are, right click on the file and select "properties" and view the DPI information under "details." Please feel free to contact us at (877) 671-1636 or collections@911memorial.org if you have questions about how to adjust your scanner to these criteria, or what to ask for when requesting a print and copy store to make digital copies of your pictures.
  • Copies of written remembrances or memorial notices are also welcome and may be included in the touchscreen table profile or be kept for reference purposes. Materials that are copyrighted by an individual or organization other than yourself will also be retained for reference purposes. Reference materials will not be displayed.

To learn more about the process of donating artifacts to the collection, please refer to our FAQ page. If you would like to contact us about donating to the collection, please contact Museum Collections at 212-312-8800 or collections@911memorial.org. Due to the large volume of offers the Museum receives, it may take 1-2 weeks for us to respond to your inquiry.

Oral Remembrances

Oral remembrances are a core component of the memorial exhibition. We invite you to record a spoken remembrance of your loved one with one of our oral historians. To learn more and to schedule an appointment, please call (877) 671-1636 or email collections@911memorial.org. Visitors to the Museum may also record oral remembrances using the recording booths located in the Reflecting on 9/11 exhibition space.

If you are unable to travel to New York City or prefer to participate from home, you can also contribute to the Call to Remember Archive by recording a 10-minute anecdote about your loved one by phone: (866) 582-5613 (Toll Free) or (646) 248-6225.

Oral remembrances can also be recorded through StoryCorps' September 11th Initiative. StoryCorps, a national oral history project, has recording booths in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. It also has mobile booths traveling to cities across the country. To learn more, visit storycorps.org/reservations.

Listen to recordings from the September 11th Initiative.

Participate in the 9/11 Living Memorial Project

The Museum maintains a partnership initiative led by the Voices of September 11th through which the Museum acquires materials for exhibition in In Memoriam. To learn more about the 9/11 Living Memorial Project, please click here.