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Local heroes to be announced at Bank Art Museum Moree's Courage to Care exhibition opening

NOT-TO-BE-MISSED: The 'Courage to Care' exhibition features stories and objects from World War II and the Holocaust.
NOT-TO-BE-MISSED: The 'Courage to Care' exhibition features stories and objects from World War II and the Holocaust.

Two local Moree heroes will be announced on Thursday night at the opening of Bank Art Museum Moree's (BAMM) latest exhibition.

Courage to Care is a unique historical exhibition that aims to inspire audiences through its positive message based on our shared humanity.

The exhibition centres around stories and objects from World War II and the Holocaust, and highlights and honours the courage of ordinary people in the past, who despite facing great personal risk, took action to help others.

Developed as a community outreach initiative to help raise awareness of issues such as racism, the Courage to Care exhibition educates audiences, and the message to take away is that every individual has the potential to make a difference.

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As part of this education component, specially trained guides, some of whom are Holocaust survivors, will give free guided tours of the exhibition throughout this month.

So far more than 900 students from across the region and 200 participants of adult community groups are booked in for a tour, which focus on the history of the Holocaust and the personal stories of individuals who risked their own safety to protect those being targeted through discrimination.

A major local component of the exhibition is the recognition of two Local Heroes - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal - who will be announced at the exhibition opening at 6pm on Thursday, November 7. All are welcome to attend, with tours to take place on the night.

If you have a group interested in booking a tour of the exhibition contact BAMM on 6757 3320. Spaces are limited.