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Anne Frank, The Writer

 

 CLIENT United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

LOCATION Washington, DC

 

 

H+R worked directly with USHMM’s Director to explore a new perspective on Anne Frank by focusing on her maturation as a writer. Several of her diaries, a notebook of essays, loose sheets and a family photo album left the Netherlands for the very first time. Anne’s world-famous diary—which “meant more to me than dresses”—sets the story in motion, focusing on Anne’s inner thoughts and feelings and development as a writer. The external trappings of her life in hiding are only implied. The project was a design- build, and was curated, designed, fabricated and installed in just six months.

H+R's most recent project for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, our fifth exhibit for them, opened in April 2018 to commemorate the Museums 25th anniversary. Learn more about Americans and the Holocaust here.

OBJECTIVE To use interactives, artifacts and large-scale immersive graphics to evoke the 1940s heyday of the Luray Depot as a bustling center of trade and transport, when steam locomotion was king. A key goal was to use period-evocative graphic motifs and finishes that complemented the historic depot, while achieving a timeless and polished exhibit. Interpretation brings together a floor railroad map with custom art based on Depression-era travel posters, a centerpiece model railroad, digital interactives and historic photos to re-imagine a time when the Depot represented the very heart of this rural Virginia town.OBJECTIVE To use interactives, artifacts and large-scale immersive graphics to evoke the 1940s heyday of the Luray Depot as a bustling center of trade and transport, when steam locomotion was king. A key goal was to use period-evocative graphic motifs and finishes that complemented the historic depot, while achieving a timeless and polished exhibit. Interpretation brings together a floor railroad map with custom art based on Depression-era travel posters, a centerpiece model railroad, digital interactives and historic photos to re-imagine a time when the Depot represented the very heart of this rural Virginia town.