Then, on Friday, the day after Yom Kippur, the pictures in Anne’s room will be on view again.
Meyvaert has specially developed the glass cases (like the display cases in the diary room that protect Anne’s original manuscripts) and will install them in the Secret Annex with Jurriëns and Saan. A crane will be set up on Westermarkt to hoist out the old cases and hoist in the new ones. Restorer Nico Lingbeek will keep an eye on the original picture walls during the operation.
Management and preservation of originals
Teresien da Silva, Head of Collections at the Anne Frank House: ‘Visitors to the Anne Frank House experience Anne Frank’s life story through quotations, photographs, film clips, and original objects, such as the bookcase, the pictures, and her diaries. We make every effort to properly protect these originals from outside influences, such as temperature variations, humidity, dust, and vibration. The new display cases in Anne’s bedroom protect the pictures from these outside influences and have moreover been fitted with hinges. These hinges make the display cases easier to open so that we can have the condition of the pictures checked regularly and restored when necessary.’
Temporary exhibition about Anne’s pictures
Anne had started collecting postcards and pictures of movie stars even before the family went into hiding. She brought her collection with her from the house on Merwedeplein to the Secret Annex. Anne wrote in her diary: