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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom extended until late summer 2019!

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Spring into human rights at the Museum

Winnipeg - May 16, 2019

New two-day ticket for tourists, diverse programs, expanded hours

An unusual glass, steel and concrete building stands behind light green tree branches and green grass, against a bright blue sky.

Milgaard to speak at Museum 50 years after arrest

Winnipeg - May 3, 2019

Fifty years after being arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, David Milgaard will speak at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) about the power of freedom of the press, which helped clear his name. The May 5 event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the annual conference of th

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Indigenous artist and Museum make history with unique agreement for artwork of national importance

Winnipeg - April 12, 2019

Indigenous concepts and Western legal principles have been united in a historically unique agreement signed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and artist Carey Newman today. The agreement covers the protection and use of The Witness Blanket, a powerful art installation made with over 800

A large horizontal art installation with a wooden frame made up of multiple diamonds and rectangles to which many objects are mounted. There is a half-opened door in the middle of the work.


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