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Exhibition aims to bring Anne Frank’s messages to Leicester

Published on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

AN EXHIBITION inspired by the life and writings of Anne Frank arrives in Leicester on Friday (22 December) as part of its UK tour.


‘Anne Frank + You’ draws on themes from Anne’s diary that are still relevant today – such as racism and conflict – to create a thought-provoking and interactive visitor experience.


The exhibition includes an almost life-size replica of the room in the secret annexe where Anne hid from the Nazis, powerful film footage, and replica artefacts from her life and the Holocaust.


Recommended for adults and young people aged 10 and over, Anne Frank + You is presented by education charity the Anne Frank Trust UK in partnership with Leicester City Council.


Director of strategy at the Anne Frank Trust UK Lucy Glennon said: “Anne Frank + You is a hugely important exhibition.


“It’s crucial that we recognise the dangers of prejudice and discrimination, and realise the importance of educating ourselves about hatred, historically and today.


“We hope visitors to the exhibition will reflect upon its themes and think critically about prejudice more widely afterwards.”


Leicester’s deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair said: “It may be over 70 years since Anne Frank wrote her diary, but the themes of this exhibition are still relevant today.


"As we continue to challenge prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in our society, ‘Anne Frank + You’ gives us an opportunity to learn from the past and reflect on our lives today.


"I’m pleased that we have been able to work with the Anne Frank Trust UK to bring this exhibition to Leicester and I’m sure that it will prove to be an invaluable educational resource for our schools and young people.”


The exhibition opens at Leicester’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 22 December and continues until Wednesday 31 January.


Admission is free.