Frequently Asked Questions
1. What types of contributions are accepted for the ‘Memori KL’ program?
i) Narration of interesting stories and your memories of Kuala Lumpur that you feel are suitable to be shared. It may be your experience of going to school, working or living in the city in the past, or your observations of the many changes that have taken place. Heritage Output Lab will conduct the interview with you either by phone or meet you face-to-face.
ii) Old photographs of you with your family or friends with Kuala Lumpur as a backdrop, or photographs showing Kuala Lumpur’s environment between the 1880s to the 1990s. Only digital copies are accepted. Your digital photo resolution must be at least 300dpi or above in JPEG or PNG format. You will be contacted again if your photo photo does not reach the required resolution.
iii) Documents such as maps / journals / minutes of meetings and so forth that are deemed appropriate as a historical narrative for the Kuala Lumpur community.
2. How will my contribution be used?
Selected photo contributions will be displayed on the Kuala Lumpur Heritage Trail Interpretive Panels if they relate to the subject of the story. Photos that are not selected to be on these panels will be shared on the program’s official website in the future. Content obtained from interviews will be narrated through text writing displayed on the Interpretive Panels. As a token of appreciation, your name will be included in the text or alongside the donated photos.
3. Where will my contribution be kept?
Contributed materials will be stored in DBKL’s repository.
4. Will I be able to retain copyrights of the contributed photos?
Copyright belongs to the owner of the image. Usage by Kuala Lumpur City Hall is only with the permission of the photo owner. Digital photos will be stored in DBKL’s repository as a public reference source in the future. Researchers may request permission to use these photos or audio interviews. Contributors must verify their readiness to allow such use. The donation form must be signed to clarify the copyright agreement. If you have a copyright requirement that is not specified in the Contribution Record Form, it can be included in the aforementioned form.