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Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank

Summary

The story of Anne Frank and the historical context of her time

Start Date

Apr 25, 2015

End Date

July 4, 2015

Venue

Academy Gallery, Inveresk

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Gallery open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 1 - 4pm.

Anne FrankExhibition opening speaker: Alderman Albert Van Zetten, Mayor, Launceston City Council

Special exhibition opening remarks: Iet Fuijkschot, Coordinator, Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition Australia

Exhibition opening: 5.30 to 7pm Friday 24 April

Exhibition dates: 25 April to 4 July

Gallery open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 1 - 4pm.
Closed Sunday and Public Holidays.

In 2015 the Anne Frank House has introduced a new generation of travelling exhibitions: "Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank". Apart from the story of Anne Frank and the historical context of her time, it specifically highlights the contemporary relevance of the story of Anne Frank.

"Let Me Be Myself" contains seven historical modules. The structure and design of this part of the new exhibition enables visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank.

Large-size pictures show Anne's happy early childhood in Frankfurt, followed by the immigration to Amsterdam and the time in hiding.

In a consequent manner the exhibition connects the personal story of the Frank family with the important historical events of that time: the rise of the national socialists, the isolation and discrimination of the Jewish population, eventually escalating in the Holocaust. The connection between the personal story of Anne Frank and the historical context shows the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one particular person.

To emphasise the chronological order of events, almost every panel contains a time line.

Below the time line is the personal story of Anne Frank and above the time line the visitor is confronted with the 'big historical events' of that time. In this manner it is easy to understand the connections between the 'small' and 'big' history.

See more at: http://www.annefrank.org.au/Let-Me-Be-Myself#sthash.UTl5VmDb.dpuf

Image credit: Photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam)