Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £51,300, Beyond Boxes collaborated with three project partners, Blind Veterans UK, the Brighton Housing Trust and HMP Lewes to encourage project participants to share their lived experience, so that the MOA better reflects the diversity of life in Britain today. In doing this, Beyond Boxes also aimed to break down some of the barriers, which prevent people from engaging with archives.
Participants have donated diaries, personal writings, poems, oral recordings, directive responses, drawings and embroideries. This material has been formed as the Beyond Boxes Collection and is held at the MOA when it can be appreciated by visitors to the Keep.
The delivery of the project covered a variety of areas in relation to archives. Below are just some of the highlights.