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Welcome to our newsroom, an online resource for media.

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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 maureen.fitzhenry@humanrights.ca or call 204–782-8442.

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Recent news

“Artivists” to share views about art in action against genocide

Winnipeg - September 23, 2021

International and Indigenous artists join virtual CMHR panel discussion

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New Educator in Residence to focus on anti‐racism programs

Winnipeg - September 14, 2021

An Alberta teacher who co‐founded the province’s first Black Teachers Association has become the new Educator in Residence with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Sarah Adomako‐Ansah will share her passion for diversity, representation and technology to create CMHR programs and resource

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Youth share vision for human rights in CMHR exhibition

Winnipeg - July 28, 2021

Young Manitobans are sharing their visions for the future of human rights in a vibrant exhibition called ARTiculate Our Rights, which opens inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) on July 30. Media are invited to a preview tomorrow.   More than 100 teenagers from across the provinc

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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

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

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Exhibitions

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.

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Awards

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

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