Anne Frank exhibition in prisons

Exhibition in prisons

In the coming months the travelling exhibition ‘Anne Frank – a history for today’ will be on display in two Dutch prisons: from 1 June in the Zoetermeer Penal Institution and from 16 June in the Vught Penal Institution.

Travelling exhibition

The international exhibition 'Anne Frank - a history for today' has travelled all over the world.


Inmates will have the opportunity to be led through the exhibition by fellow inmates who have followed a two-day training as guides. The story of Anne Frank will be used to challenge inmates to think about themes such as diversity, prejudice and discrimination. Activities for inmates, including a diary project, will also be organised around the exhibition.

The Anne Frank exhibition in the Zoetermeer and Vught Penal Institutions forms part of a project by Exodus Netherlands and the Pastoral Care Service of the Custodial Institutions Service, in partnership with the Anne Frank House. The aim is to organise the exhibition and its surrounding activities in more penal institutions in the Netherlands in 2012. The SKAN Fund is contributing to the financing of this first phase.

The prisons project in the Netherlands is based on a similar project in the UK. The Anne Frank Trust in London, one of the Anne Frank House’s partner organisations, has been taking the Anne Frank exhibition to British prisons since 2002.

Inmates of HMP Wakefield prison in the UK created a scale model of the Anne Frank House. It was handed over to the Anne Frank House on Wednesday 29 April 2009.

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