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TOURING EXHIBITION ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY OPENS AT THE GOLD MUSEUM

Anne Frank Image: © Anne Frank House/Anne Frank Fund

Anne Frank
Image: © Anne Frank House/Anne Frank Fund

On 6th May, the touring exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today opened to the public at the Gold Museum. This exhibition was created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and it has been seen by millions of people around the world. Anne Frank was a courageous Jewish teenager who kept a diary of her experiences when she and her family lived in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland in World War II.

The exhibition features photographs of Anne, her friends and family, extracts of her writing and a chronological timeline of the events of World War II, plus a film documentary and a replica of her famous diary.

Visitors enjoy the Anne Frank exhibition Image: © Sovereign Hill Museums Association

Visitors enjoy the Anne Frank exhibition
Image: © Sovereign Hill Museums Association

The official exhibition launch was held at the Gold Museum on 15th May, hosted by Mr. John Abraham (President of the Ballarat Hebrew Congregation), Emeritus Professor Terry Lloyd (President of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association), and Dr. Jeremy Johnson (Chief Executive Officer of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association). Dr. Hans Nieuwland, Honorary Consul for the Netherlands, was a special guest. Over 100 people attended the evening launch, followed by a light supper.

Mr. John Abraham and Dr. Hans Nieuwland at the exhibition launch Image: © Sovereign Hill Museums Association

Mr. John Abraham and Dr. Hans Nieuwland at the exhibition launch
Image: © Sovereign Hill Museums Association

The exhibition is supported by Rabobank, Randstad, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bavaria, Two Men and a Truck, Canon and Arts Victoria. It is on display at the Gold Museum until 11th August 2013.

Anne Frank's Diary Image: © Anne Frank House/Anne Frank Fund
Anne Frank’s Diary
Image: © Anne Frank House/Anne Frank Fund

 

 You can learn more about Anne Frank here:

 Anne Frank House Museum; Anne Frank Centre (USA)

Dates and Australian venues for the touring exhibition, Anne Frank: A History for Today, can be found here:

http://australia.nlembassy.org/culture/cultural-highlights/anne-frank-exhibition-2013-2014.html

Damascus College Performing Arts presents The Diary of Anne Frank Image: Damascus College

Damascus College Performing Arts presents The Diary of Anne Frank
Image: Damascus College

Edited to add: Damascus College Performing Arts, Ballarat is currently staging a production of The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

Dates: 8:00 pm July 24th – 27th, 2013; Matinee 2:00 pm July 27th

For details and bookings, please see: http://www.damascus.vic.edu.au/index

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