September 8, 2016
Bruce Hall was born with multiple eye conditions. Legally blind, he uses cameras, lenses, magnifiers, telescopes and computer screens as extensions of his own body, using them to construct his world. A resident of California whose photography has appeared in National Geographicas well as in the...
September 3, 2016
I have always believed that museums are powerful places. Visiting a well-done exhibit can help us to grow by opening our minds and hearts to ideas that we may never have even considered. For me, our travelling exhibition Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists is a perfect example...
August 25, 2016
The latest in modern technology supports the oldest and most human form of communication – storytelling. Storytelling is at the heart of what we do at the Museum and virtual reality (VR) allows us to take visitors on a journey that starts inside our galleries and extends across the globe. Virtual...
August 24, 2016
In my last blog, I talked about the idea of reconciliation as an invitation to a new and shared future and as a pathway towards a good life, both for Indigenous people and for other Canadians. In short, what I was really talking about was reconciliation as a movement of hope. When I teach as an...
August 18, 2016
Early on in the construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, we realized we had a tremendous opportunity to create one of the most accessible Museums in the world. Sometimes, when a product or a building is designed, accessibility is only considered later on. Here at the Museum, however,...
July 23, 2016
Guatemala is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever had the chance to visit. It is commonly referred to as “the land of eternal spring.” Its weather is never too hot and never too cold; it is just right! Guatemala boasts luscious green landscapes, imposing volcanoes are present wherever you...
July 18, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to interview Gilbert Baker, designer of the rainbow flag, and talk to him about his life and work at the forefront of the battle for the rights of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. “I was always fabulous,” Gilbert Baker announced with a laugh...
July 14, 2016
Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities opens July 23 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This travelling exhibition tells the story of women’s cooperatives from around the world and how their work can advance human rights. The exhibiton also includes beautiful...
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