A museum with more than one stor(e)y : a critical examination of the Anne Frank House

Creator: 

Chisholm, Lorna

Date: 

2009

Abstract: 

This research paper was conceived to fill a void in the literature surrounding the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. It seeks to counter the restrictive narrative offered by the museum's official publication, Anne Frank House: A Museum with a Story by examining what stories are (and are not) being told, from the history of the House itself through to the use of photographs and artefacts within the recently renovated space. Drawing extensively on the museum's official publications, as well as the author's onsite visits to the museum in 2007, it concludes that there are multiple stories and interpretations that can only be understood by analyzing the museum as a space in which narratives and objects are presented.

Subject: 

Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 -- Museums -- Netherlands.

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

History

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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