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BMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3383 (Published 01 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3383

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  1. Alison Shepherd
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To pay tribute to people who have died from covid-19 and to honour the sacrifice of health workers in the NHS and across Europe, British artist Luke Jerram created the temporary installation In Memoriam.

Shown here in Antwerp, the display has also been seen in London and will tour the UK and Europe in the coming months.

In Memoriam, which is created from bed sheets, is intended to be an evocative symbol of local, national, and international solidarity and to offer a space for peace and contemplation. At the unveiling of his creation Jerram said, “With so much tragic loss over recent months I’m hoping the artwork may be of value to those experiencing trauma or bereavement.”

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