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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Our Communications team understands that you often need interviews, information and visuals as quickly as possible to meet your deadlines. We’re happy to help! 

We can also help you arrange a photo shoot or gather some footage. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to visit. All video and photo shoots must be accompanied at all times by a member of our Communications team.

For more information, please contact or call 204–299‑0303.

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Recent news

Acclaimed doc on Inuk rights defender begins screening this week

Winnipeg - May 30, 2023

Human Rights Through Film series a partnership with Cinematheque

Aaju Peter covers her eyes and cheeks with her bare hands. Tattoos are visible on her forehead, chin, fingers and wrists. Her hands and the visible parts of her face are illuminated and are framed by her dark curly hair and angular shoulders.

Drag story time, performance and brunch mark Pride at CMHR

Winnipeg - May 18, 2023

Events and in‐gallery activities kick off month of celebration and protest

Drag queen with long, wavy black hair wears a tiara and necklace with large white pearls and a glittery emerald green dress. Drag queen with big platinum-blond hair is dressed in a silver, sequined dress. Drag queen with shoulder-length blond hair sits wearing a purple velvet dress.

Student human rights projects on display tomorrow at CMHR

Winnipeg - May 11, 2023

Twenty‐three projects by Manitoba students on pressing human rights issues

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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

About us

About the architecture

Human rights symbolism is embedded in every element of this iconic building. We walk you through it.

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Our history

Built in Winnipeg….for good reason! Find out why.

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Upcoming events

There’s always something amazing happening here. See what’s coming up next.

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A sampling of current and upcoming special exhibitions can be found here.

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We welcome families

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore! Browse these ideas for an inspiring family experience.

Learn more We welcome families
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This world‐class museum has won dozens of awards and accolades. We're proud of this list.

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