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News releases

August 2019

Augmented reality makes Charter of Rights and Freedoms come alive

Winnipeg - August 20, 2019

Augmented reality is being used to show the importance of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a whole new way. A powerful new augmented reality (AR) app, titled Proclamation 1982, was launched today by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). The app takes users through some of th

A visitor's hands hold a tablet that carries an image of four animated people including a little boy, a young Indigenous woman, a man wearing an apron and a woman judge.

June 2019

Museum glows red for Canada Day

Winnipeg - June 27, 2019

Outdoor choir, $5 admission, last few weeks for Mandela exhibition

A building adorned with projected red-and-white stripes, topped by a glowing red tower.

New exhibition portrays plight of Rohingya people

Winnipeg - June 14, 2019

Powerful photographs, interactive voices bring contemporary issue to life

A soldier with a rifle on his back blocks a group of Rohingya before they cross a makeshift bridge. His left hand is raised, gesturing for them to stop.

May 2019

Asian Heritage Month closes with performances at CMHR

Winnipeg - May 28, 2019

A showcase of vibrant dancing, drumming and fashion by diverse Asian-Canadian performers will be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) tomorrow evening to mark the end of Asian Heritage Month.

Quatre filles souriantes portant des vêtements assortis en blanc, rouge et vert.

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

Close-up of a man’s face looking skyward in a thoughtful pose. He is wearing glasses and there are blurry spots of light in the background.

April 2019

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.

Student human rights projects showcased in Museum expo

Winnipeg - April 9, 2019

Omar’s project, as a teenaged refugee from Syria, shows the importance of freedom of speech. Kaia is a 13-year-old who wrote, performed and recorded a song of support for friends who face racism. Eric, a Grade 12 activist, organized a “Strut for Shoal” fashion show, fundraiser and march in support o

A large number of people in a gallery examining a display comprised of several seemingly ordinary objects

Museum wins global award for hi-tech experiences

Winnipeg - April 8, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has won a top award at the world’s most prestigious celebration of innovative digital projects by museums and cultural institutions. The Museum was recognized Friday night at the annual GLAMi Awards in Boston, which showcase outstanding work to engag

A man and woman look down at an illuminated table. In the background, there is a grouping of colourful posters on the wall.

Surviving atrocity: Event marks 25th anniversary of Tutsi genocide

Winnipeg - April 1, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda with a special, free event tomorrow night featuring Rwandan-born Lisa Ndejuru, who has dedicated herself to helping survivors of mass atrocity and dislocation.

Portrait of a woman looking into the camera.