75 Memorial Flames: FAQs

Explore answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the 75 Memorial Flames project for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020.

75 Memorial Flames: FAQs

Questions

Project registration

Making my Memorial Flame

75 Memorial Flames Exhibition – UK Commemorative Ceremony and beyond

75 Memorial Flames Exhibition – Selection Process

 

Answers

Project registration

Can I still register to take part in this project?

The deadline for registering to take part in the 75 Memorial Flames project was Friday 19 July 2019.

If you are interested in making a Memorial Flame artwork with your group, but haven’t signed up for this project, you can see the brief that people have been working from below, or download our teaching resource ‘Make a Memorial Flames display’.

Please tell us about your artworks or displays by using #75MemorialFlames on social media or emailing [email protected]. We will not be able to consider your artworks to be part of the national exhibition.
You can also submit a photo of your artwork to our online gallery when it is live later in the year.

75 Memorial Flames Project Brief

Make a Memorial Flames display – an activity for HMD

I have registered to take part in the 75 Memorial Flames project. Should I send you photos of my Memorial Flame? How and when should this happen?

The deadline for completing the artwork information form and sending us photographs to be considered for the national exhibition was Friday 18 October. If you have missed this deadline your artwork won’t be considered for the exhibition, and we recommend that you make plans to have it displayed locally around HMD in January.

We would still like to hear about and see your artwork. Please email us on [email protected] with information and photographs, and submit a photo of your artwork to our online gallery when it is live later in the year.

Back to top

Making my Memorial Flame

Can we make a Memorial Flame that commemorates a non-Jewish victim or group that was persecuted by the Nazis?

The 75 Memorial Flames project specifically commemorates 75 years since the end of the Holocaust - the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against Jews in Europe. The Memorial Flames that are in the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony will commemorate the Holocaust and those who were affected by it. You are of course welcome to create additional Memorial Flames that commemorate the Nazi persecution or genocides that have happened since. These can be displayed at your own local HMD event.

HMDT will also be launching other projects and resources throughout the year that will commemorate other groups such as Roma and Sinti people and disabled people, who were also targeted for persecution by the Nazis.

I am making a Memorial Flame with my group – what can, or can’t it be made of?

Memorial Flames should be made of light and durable materials that are not likely to break when being transported, such as wood, fabric, paper, card and plastic.

If you would like your Memorial Flame to be considered for the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony, we ask that it does not include glass or sharp points or edges.

I am making a Memorial Flame, is there a limit to how big or heavy it should be?

Selected Memorial Flames will be displayed in a custom display unit at the UK Ceremony, they therefore cannot exceed the following dimensions: height 60cm x width 40cm x depth 20cm

We will also not be able to transport Memorial Flames that exceed 5kgs to the Ceremony.

We submitted our artwork as a work in progress. If it is selected, when does it need to be completed by?

If your Memorial Flame is selected for the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony, we will arrange for it to be transported in January. It will need to have been completed by 8 January 2020.

Back to top

75 Memorial Flames Exhibition – UK Commemorative Ceremony and beyond

I have missed the 18 October deadline, can I still submit my artwork to be considered for the national exhibition?

The deadline for completing the artwork information form and sending us photographs to be considered for the national exhibition was Friday 18 October. If you have missed this deadline your artwork won’t be considered for the exhibition, and we recommend that you make plans to have it displayed locally around HMD in January.

We would still like to hear about and see your artwork. Please email us on [email protected] with information and photographs, and submit a photo of your artwork to our online gallery when it is live later in the year.

I have registered to take part in the 75 Memorial Flames project and will make a Memorial Flame but would prefer that it is not displayed at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2020 – is that ok?

That is absolutely fine. If you didn’t complete an artwork information form, please do still tell us about your Memorial Flame by emailing [email protected] and submit a photo of it to our online gallery when it is live later in the year.

We encourage all groups who have taken part in this project to organise an HMD event around their Memorial Flame or to get in touch with their local HMD civic commemoration or event organisers to arrange for their artwork to be displayed locally.

I have registered to take part in the project, will my Memorial Flame be displayed at the UK Ceremony?

Your Memorial Flame will not automatically be selected to be in the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony. We will select 75 artworks from around the UK to be displayed.

When does our Memorial Flame need to be made by in order to be considered for the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony?

We will only consider artworks if we received photographs of either the design, the work in progress or the finished artwork by 18 October 2019.

If your Memorial Flame is selected to be in the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony, it will need to be completed and ready for collection by 8 January 2020.

My group has submitted more than one Memorial Flame, will all of them be considered for the national exhibition?

It is likely that we will only select one artwork per group as we are aiming for the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony to be made up of 75 artworks that represent a diverse range of groups and locations from all over the UK.

If any of your artworks are not selected, we strongly encourage you to include them in your local HMD civic commemoration or event.

If my Memorial Flame is selected to be displayed at the UK Ceremony, will HMDT cover the cost of postage and packaging?

Packaging: If your artwork is selected to be in the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony, HMDT will reimburse up to £10 towards packaging costs, please contact [email protected] for more information about this.

Postage: HMDT will arrange for your Memorial Flame to be transported to the UK Ceremony at no cost to you. We will also arrange for your artwork to be returned to you and cover this cost.

If our Memorial Flame is in the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony, will we get it back, and if so, when?

If your Memorial Flame is selected, in addition to arranging for it to be transported to the Ceremony, we will arrange for it to be sent back to you. We are currently exploring opportunities for the exhibition to be displayed at other locations around the country throughout 2020, therefore the return date is still to be confirmed.

When will Memorial Flames that are selected to be displayed at the Ceremony be transported?

If your Memorial Flame is selected for the national exhibition at UK Commemorative Ceremony in London, HMDT will arrange for it to be transported in the week leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 (27 January).

Memorial Flames that are selected will need to be completed by 8 January 2020.

If my Memorial Flame is displayed at the UK Ceremony, can my group attend the event?

If your Memorial Flame is selected for the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony, two representatives from your group will be invited to attend. We will be in touch after the Memorial Flames have been selected to let you know how to claim your tickets.

Back to top

75 Memorial Flames Exhibition – Selection Process

How will Memorial Flames be selected for the national exhibition?

HMDT will review all artworks submitted with information and photographs of either the design, the work in progress or final artwork. The 75 Memorial Flames that will form the national exhibition at the UK Ceremony will be selected on the basis that:

  • The final 75 Memorial Flames will commemorate and demonstrate the wide range of experiences of the Holocaust - the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews of Europe.
  • Memorial Flames must not exceed the size and weight guidelines that were specified in the project brief:
                Maximum size: height 60cm x width 40cm x depth 20cm
                Maximum weight: 5kg
  • Memorial Flames must be good quality and robust
  • The 75 selected Memorial Flames will represent the diversity of groups that have taken part in the project.
  • The 75 selected Memorial Flames will demonstrate the broad geographic range of participants from across the UK.

When will I find out if my Memorial Flame has been selected for the national exhibition?

HMDT will contact all groups by the end of November to let you know if your artwork has been selected for the national exhibition.

Can I appeal the decision if my Memorial Flame is not selected?

No, HMDT will select 75 Memorial Flames that represent the variety of areas and groups that have taken part in the project. They will also demonstrate a wide range of interpretations to the brief and respond to different experiences of the Holocaust.

Whilst the Memorial Flames that will be selected will be of good quality, they will not be selected on this alone. If your Memorial Flame is not selected, please do not take this as a reflection on the quality of the artwork. We would still love for you to submit a photo of your Memorial Flame to our online gallery. You can also use our online activity map to find a local HMD activity and see if you can display your Memorial Flame there, or you could organise your own HMD activity to display your artwork at.

Back to top