Anne Frank 'Let me be myself' Exhibition

Next date: Saturday, 22 February 2020 | 07:00 PM to Monday, 02 March 2020 | 04:00 PM

Image of Anne Frank on a red and cream background.

This international exhibition tours New Zealand to challenge prejudice and racism. The diary of Anne Frank captures the real-life story of a young girl in hiding from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam, during World War II.

The dynamic and interactive exhibition created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam has already visited 80 countries, and been seen by over 10 million people globally. It arrived in New Zealand in 2018, and opened at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in January where it engaged over 35,000 visitors in just three short months.

Using a combination of excerpts from Anne Frank’s famous diary, historical artefacts, pictures, video and testimony, the exhibition walks you through the life of the Frank family and the history of the era. It also engages visitors in a discussion about how the same themes affect our modern world.

Drawing on the experiences of teenagers today, the exhibition talks about disability, prejudice, homophobia and racism in the 21st century. It challenges the visitor to examine their own core, moral values.

Additional material, including a testimony from a Māori boy and a British immigrant girl, brings the Kiwi experience into sharp focus. A specific education programme for schools, designed by HCNZ, is part of this exhibition that aims to promote tolerance and good citizenship in New Zealand.


  • Friday, 01 November 2019 | 09:00 AM - Monday, 02 March 2020 | 04:00 PM


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