Media release: Adelaide Holocaust Museum & Steiner Education Centre.

ADELAIDE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and STEINER EDUCATION CENTRE

With the continuing support of the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre’s (AHMSEC) principal funding partner, Gandel Philanthropy, the fit out of the AHMSEC museum is now underway and will be a dynamic multi-media space housing the permanent Holocaust exhibition, artefacts, travelling exhibitions and the stories of South Australian Holocaust survivors.

Andrew Steiner OAM AHMSEC’s Trustee and the Museums’ namesake. credit ABC.

As part of the AHMSEC development and with the support of South Australian Minister for Education, John Gardner, the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre Inc (AHMSEC) is also delighted to announce a recent grant of $50,000 from the Department of Education.  This will enable a Holocaust education programme to be developed and trialled across 12 Adelaide metropolitan secondary schools, targeting Year 10 History students and aligning with the national curriculum.

Commencing in February, the education programme will provide consistent and topic specific information, encouraging students to critically analyse themes from the Holocaust and understand their continuing relevance to contemporary social issues.

Kerryn Langman, an Educator and Gandel Scholar will develop and deliver the pilot programme with input from a Community of Practice group, comprised of History teachers and relevant stakeholders.  An external evaluation will provide recommendations for the ongoing development of the programme.

At the conclusion of the pilot project, the education programme will be delivered “in house” at the museum’s CBD location, Fennescey House, Wakefield Street, Adelaide following its official opening later in the year.

With the rise of antisemitism around the world and increasingly in Australia, the
Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre Holocaust education programme has a unique and important role in educating young South Australians with the history of the Holocaust and the lessons to be taken from that in terms of encouraging a kinder and more compassionate society.

All enquiries about the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre project or to make a donation should be directed to Sue Drenth, Project Manager at: sdrenth@ahmsec.org.au or via phone 0419 486 476.

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