Joint projects

Anne Frank Foundation and Auschwitz State Museum
From 2010 to 2013, the Hollandsche Schouwburg will be collaborating with the Anne Frank Foundation and Auschwitz State Museum on an educational project with two important objectives: exchanges of experience and knowledge about education on the Shoah in Poland and in the Netherlands, and the development and/or modification of educational materials for the teaching profession in both countries. Lecturers at teacher training courses in the Netherlands are involved in this project.

International Taskforce for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research
The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF) consists of representatives of public authorities and NGOs. Its goal is to enlist political and social leaders to draw attention Logo ITFto the importance of public information, education, commemoration and research relating to the Shoah. It brings together diplomats, officials from education and culture ministries, museum and educational experts, and academics from over twenty countries, including the Netherlands, to promote the best applications in the areas of research, educational theory, and commemoration of the Holocaust. The head of the Hollandsche Schouwburg will make an important contribution to the ITF's Education Working Group, on the basis of her specific expertise in the area of education on a site that is charged with historic significance. This Education Working Group has drawn up recommendations for teachers preparing lessons on the Shoah.

Jewish Social Work Fund
Since 2007 the Hollandsche Schouwburg has been collaborating with the Jewish Social Work Fund on the educational project (Niet) van gisteren ('(Not) yesterday'). Each year a limited number of schools take part in this special project, which involves pupils in the second and third years of secondary school corresponding with elderly Jewish people. The letters answer questions about the adults' wartime history, but also provide an opportunity to get to know each other. The actual meetings between the pupils and their elderly correspondents take place at the Hollandsche Schouwburg, and are embedded in a special educational programme. The project was expanded in 2009 to include an activity at school. For this purpose, the educational staff at the Hollandsche Schouwburg prepared a teachers' guide and worksheets for pupils. To date, the project has inspired three schools to mount their own exhibitions.

War and Resistance Museums
The Hollandsche Schouwburg has been working together with a number of war and resistance museums around the Netherlands for many years. These museums and places of remembrance hold consultations at least twice a year on issues relating to their collections, education, and management. The Hollandsche Schouwburg and Jewish Historical Museum have joined forces to vigorously promote the project: 'Don't throw it away'. This project urges members of the public to give documents and objects from the Second World War to museums for purposes of conservation, so that future generations will be able to see them. There are also active exchanges in the area of education, and special study sessions are organized for the educational staff at the various museums.

V-FONDSNationaal Fonds voor Vrijheid en Veteranenzorg
Our activities are made ​​possible with the V-fonds with resources from the BankGiro Loterij and Lotto. Your participation in these lotteries are therefore highly recommended. More information

Plantage aan het Water
The Jewish Historical Museum is one of fifteen cultural organisations in Amsterdam's Plantage district involved in Plantage by the Water, a project designed to raise the cultural profile of the eastern section of the city centre and to attract more cultural tourism. More information

Youth in ActionAktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste
Each year a German volunteer through Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste works for the Jewish Cultural Quarter. The volunteer is subsidized by the European Youth in Action Program. More information

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