'To build up a future, you have to know the past.' (Otto Frank, 1967)


Albert Gomes de Mesquita, a former classmate of Anne Frank, visiting grade 8 pupils of De Kaap elementary school in Amsterdam. (Charlotte Bogaert Photography)
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A brief summary of the activities of the Anne Frank House in 2012. For more information, click on the links.

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Foreword by Ronald Leopold, executive director.

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Anne Frank House

Mission, strategic aims and activities.

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The Anne Frank House is almost entirely dependent on museum visits for its income: the primary activities of the Anne Frank House are financed in this way.

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In October the museum received its millionth visitor. In 2012 the Anne Frank House welcomed a total of 1,152,888 visitors, 48,388 more than the previous record in 2011.

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Group programmes

4,200 groups from the Netherlands and abroad booked group visits to the museum in 2012. 3,166 of these groups followed a special programme.

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Temporary exhibitions

Two temporary exhibitions could be seen in the Anne Frank House in 2012.

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Through research into the history of the Frank family and the period in hiding, we aim to acquire as much knowledge as possible, and also make it accessible to the public.

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The Anne Frank House develops educational programmes and products in which the life story of Anne Frank is told in the context of the Second World War and the Holocaust.

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Holocaust education

The Anne Frank House participates in international conferences on Holocaust education, and organises training courses on this theme in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Travelling exhibitions

The international travelling exhibition ‘Anne Frank – a history for today’ tells the life story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust.

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In 2012 the Anne Frank House launched the Anne’s Amsterdam app, and the virtual exhibition 'Anne Frank: her life, her diary, her legacy', created in partnership with the Google Cultural Institute, also came online.

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