Composition of the collection
The Anne Frank House is committed to obtaining original items related to the history of Anne Frank. Otto Frank contributed substantially to the original collection. Over the years, the museum collection has grown through purchases, gifts, and loans.
Conserving original items for the future
The condition of the collection items in the depot, such as letters and photographs, is regularly and carefully checked, as are the original elements of the Secret Annex, such as the bookcase, door and window frames, doors, and staircases. Together with a range of experts, we look for safe options to present the collection. We have taken conservation measures and selected the right climate to keep the objects in good condition.
Digitising the collection
A large part of our collection has been digitised in Metamorfoze, the Dutch programme for the preservation of paper heritage.
Objects from the collection of the Anne Frank House are available for loan, provided they are in good condition and the applicant meets the conditions for transport and use.