Looking ahead to Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2017 on 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) has produced free guides and resources to help museums and galleries organise events and activities.
Over 5,590 local activities took place to mark HMD 2016. HMDT hopes to build on this by supporting more museums and galleries to get involved and mark HMD 2017.
The theme for 2017 is How can life go on? The aftermath of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides continues to raise challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations. HMD 2017 asks audiences to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime. This year’s theme is broad and open ended, there are few known answers.
Stained glass window created by the Institute for Conflict Research in Belfast
Museums and galleries are ideally placed to commemorate HMD and, as community-based organisations which regularly communicate powerful messages to the public, you are often able to use collections and expertise in learning and interpretation to engage and inspire local communities. You can find a dedicated guide for Museums and Galleries with advice on how to mark HMD here.
Free Activity Packs are available to order from the HMDT website here, which include further guidance on how to plan an event or activity, posters for a display, a badge, sticker sheet and a sample About HMD booklet. You can also find other free resources, including arts resources and education materials for different age groups.
For more information about how your museum or gallery can get involved with Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, please contact:
Phone: 020 7785 7029
A dedicated guide for Museums and Galleries with advice on how to mark HMD can be downloaded here: museums-and-galleries-get-involved-guide-for-hmd