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June 19, 2015
emily.grafton
At the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) we tell the stories of human rights. For National Aboriginal Day, a day of celebration and recognition, I would like to discuss three different categories of Indigenous rights: original, Aboriginal and Treaty rights and those protected internationally...
June 12, 2015
scott.gillam
Apps can offer amazing experiences for museums. At the CMHR, our team worked closely with Acoustiguide to enhance the visitor’s self-paced journey – whether physical or virtual – through the Museum. Unique in the museum world, this free bilingual app enables visitors of all ages, backgrounds and...
May 14, 2015
travis.tomchuk
“I was ten and the older brother that escaped with me was eleven. The two of us were put on a boat with 20 other people.… We were at sea for 11 days. On the second day of our escape we ran into a pirate ship. [The pirates] took all of our fuel, jewelry, and food containers. We were left to drift at...
April 28, 2015
tristin.tergesen
May is Fair Trade Month, an important opportunity to highlight why the Museum’s Boutique is committed to Fair Trade initiatives. Fair Trade is a market-based system set up to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and better/fairer prices for their products, and to...
April 16, 2015
jodigiesbrecht
The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated on April 24, 2015.  Beginning in 1915, the Ottoman Empire attempted to wipe out its Armenian population.  Millions were murdered and thousands of children were left orphans. Between 1923 and 1927, approximately 140 Armenian boys...
April 14, 2015
clintcurle
Legislation usually makes for dull reading. But on rare occasions, our laws read like poetry.  Such is the case with Canada’s 2003 Holocaust Memorial Day Act, which creates an annual day of reflection on the Holocaust. One of the exhibits in the Museum’s Breaking the Silence gallery explores this...
March 31, 2015
alainbouchard
How does a plastic grocery bag connect to human rights? One of the activities we offer for families during spring break involves learning to make a soccer ball from plastic bags, newspaper and string. It’s one of my favourites. The intention is to inspire thought and conversation about the right...
Helping people connect with the Museum on social media is an exciting part of my job as Digital Content Specialist. That’s why I’m really looking forward to participating for the first time in  #MuseumWeek from March 23 to 29.  For a full week, more than 1,400 museums around the world, including...
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