5 February – 28 April, 2013
The Anne Frank ‘A history for Today’ travelling exhibition has now moved on from its Australian debut at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum. We are pleased to say it was the most successful exhibition ever held at the Centre. Over three months, almost 8,000 people visited to learn about Anne Frank and events of the Holocaust.
Thousands of school children, some as young as 8-years-old, learned about Anne’s story. Our education program, specifically designed for younger visitors, introduced them to this intense subject in a gentle and non-confronting manner. Comments in our guest book from visitors of all ages showed how deeply they were touched by the exhibition. Most people who attended the Anne Frank Exhibition had not been to the Centre before and took the time to visit our permanent exhibition.
Although the unprecedented number of visitors created some logistical problems, our dedicated staff and volunteers embraced these unexpected challenges to ensure the ongoing success of this event.
All of this could not have happened without the generosity of our principal supporter Gandel Philanthropy as well as assistance from the Estate of the late Jakob Frenkiel – for this we are deeply grateful.