Since 2002 the travelling exhibition Anne Frank – Eine Geschichte für heute is shown by the Austrian Anne Frank Verein. Up to now thousands of people could visit the exhibition in about 80 different venues. The Anne Frank Verein organises also other educational projects – most of them have the travelling exhibition as their main focus.
Opening of travelling exhibition Anne Frank – a History for Today in HLW Amstetten school in October 2006. The sculpture was made by a HLW Amstetten class.
Since March 2010 a bilingual version of the travelling Anne Frank exhibition is shown in the framework of the project “transBorders” in Austrian and Czech schools and youth centres. Teenagers aged 15-18 act as exhibition guides. During a two-day training seminar they deal with topics like human rights, human rights dilemmas and the history of Anne Frank. After the seminar, the exhibition travels from one city near the Austrian-Czech border to the next and the teenagers who were trained offer guided tours for their schoolmates and other visitors through the exhibition.
The framework of “transBorders” also offers workshops and public debates. To involve a wider audience than just students from higher school levels, these activities preferably take place in youth centres and are open to everybody. The aim of “transBorders” is to stimulate young people to form their own opinion on topics like human rights, racism, anti-Semitism and tolerance.
“CrossingBorders” was a project between Austria and Slovenia organised by the Anne Frank Verein in 2005 to 2009. The aim of the project was to make an exchange between young people from two countries possible, to educate and motivate them to understand each other and their interests, history and visions of the future.
For more information about the tour of the Anne Frank travelling exhibition in Austria and about educational projects please visit the Anne Frank Verein website.