A museum in Glasgow is allowing visitors to learn more about the extraordinary life of Anne Frank in a new exhibition.
The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art will open the Anne Frank + You exhibit on Friday to honour what would have been the diarist’s 90th birthday on June 12th.
The exhibition will continue until June 30th and will enable attendees to see a replica of the Jewish teenager’s bedroom in Amsterdam, where she hid with her family for over two years to escape the Nazis.
This life-size model will give visitors a real feel for Anne’s experience, being shut away in the small enclosure before the Nazis arrested her in August 1944.
Tim Robertson, chief executive of the Anne Frank Trust, which is helping to deliver the exhibition together with Glasgow Museums, said Anne’s story has become a legacy.
The teenager – who was eventually murdered in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945 because she was Jewish – managed to tell her story through a diary she kept while hiding away. ‘Anne Frank’s Diary’ has gone on to sell 36 million copies worldwide since.
He stated: “The Anne Frank + You exhibition offers a fascinating and moving insight into Anne’s life and legacy. I know it will make people reflect, and I hope it will make every visitor commit to opposing all forms of hate.”
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art was originally named after Glasgow’s patron saint, known for bringing Christianity to Scotland during the 6th Century. However, it is now famous for showcasing exhibitions in museum display cabinets that examine the role religion has played throughout history, across all faiths.