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March 2019

Rights fest for children transforms Museum during spring break

Winnipeg - March 21, 2019

Free admission all week for children 12 and under

A woman, a man and a young boy are gathered around a circular table. Several photographs are scattered on the table, and the woman is pointing one out to the boy.

Mandela’s lessons for Canada

Winnipeg - March 18, 2019

Indigenous leader speaks out on International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

A man wearing a feather headdress stands beside a woman, who is looking at him. There is a large photograph of a man with grey hair (Nelson Mandela) in the background.

Special women’s rights tour offered all week to mark International Women’s Day

Winnipeg - March 1, 2019

Visitors to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) next week can journey through the struggle for women’s rights and inspiring contributions by women in Canada and around the world. A special themed tour will be offered each day to mark International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on Ma

Large photographs of five women on the wall of a Museum exhibit. They are the "Famous Five" - Nellie McLung, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Edwards.

February 2019

CMHR building national and global reputation: Annual Public Meeting

Winnipeg - February 19, 2019

Winnipeg – February 19, 2019 – Four years after opening its doors, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is already becoming an iconic global landmark and destination, participants at its Annual Public Meeting heard today. “Just as Winnipeg’s skyline changed with the arrival of the Canad

A glass and steel building on a snowy evening, positioned behind an illuminated sign that says Winnipeg.

January 2019

Indigenous astronaut shares space with students at CMHR

Winnipeg - January 30, 2019

Schools in 15 remote, northern communities to join virtual session

A smiling man in an astronaut suit.

Mandela exhibition extended until fall 2019

Winnipeg - January 3, 2019

Family tour, school program, special events added to popular show

A museum gallery with large, yellow armoured truck emerging from one wall and rusty garbage-can lids hanging on the opposite wall.

December 2018

Human rights for the holidays

Winnipeg - December 13, 2018

Free admission for kids, family-friendly activities at CMHR This holiday season, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is filled with activities for the whole family that explore human rights in everyday life. Kids aged 12 and under get in free from December 22 through January 5. Animat

An unusual building surrounded by a glass "cloud" and topped by a tower. It is surrounded by snow and bare trees.

Museum celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Winnipeg - December 6, 2018

Free admission, citizenship ceremony, in-gallery activity on Sunday The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with free admission, a citizenship ceremony, a youth choir performance and a special in-ga

A man wearing an eagle-feather headdress, holding a pipe, kneels over a fur pelt in a room that resembles a small prison cell.

Indigenous leader spending 27 hours in Mandela exhibition cell

Winnipeg - December 3, 2018

Indigenous leader Derek Nepinak is spending 27 hours in an eight-foot by seven-foot replica of Nelson Mandela’s tiny jail cell as a personal journey to reflect on the parallels between the apartheid system in South Africa and the experience of Indigenous people in Canada. Niibin Makwa (Nepinak

A man wearing an eagle-feather headdress, holding a pipe, kneels over a fur pelt in a room that resembles a small prison cell.

November 2018

New $10 bill circulates message of equality and human rights

Winnipeg - November 19, 2018

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) today celebrated the launch of Canada’s new $10 banknote, which is covered with imagery that promotes equality and human rights. Featuring a dominant portrait of Viola Desmond as the first iconic Canadian woman on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada no