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Human Rights Museum Lauded by USA Today Travel Awards

Human Rights Museum Lauded by USA Today Travel Awards

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights (AARON COHEN PHOTO /HANDOUT)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has picked up accolades south of the border as being one of the top attractions in Canada.

Voters in the newspaper’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards were asked to choose their favourite Canadian attraction from a list of 20 nominees.

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Points of View: CMHR Showcases Country’s View of Human Rights for Canada 150

Points of View: CMHR Showcases Country’s View of Human Rights for Canada 150

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Beausejour resident Madelaine Toupin’s award-winning photograph, Gone But Not Forgotten, 2016, shows a dilapidated house left when the Inuit village of Hebron, Labrador was relocated in 1959. After the province declared the community unviable, all residents were forced to move to new and unfamiliar areas, where they faced poverty and starvation. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new exhibition for Canada 150 with crowd-sourced photographs is opening soon at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Points of View: A National Human Rights Photography Exhibition officially opens Friday, but will hold a public launch this evening at 7 p.m. (free admission).

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Anniversary of Canadian Charter Marked at CMHR

Anniversary of Canadian Charter Marked at CMHR

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR / HANDOUT)

Visitors to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights this week can receive their own copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

To mark the 35th anniversary of the Charter, the CMHR is producing copies in more than two dozen languages for guests through its doors.

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CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

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Children attend the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Admission to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be waived for some spring breakers beginning on Saturday, March 25.

Children aged 12 and under will be admitted free through April 2. The museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will also be open on March 27.

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Human Rights Museum Slashes Admission for Canada 150 Celebrations

Human Rights Museum Slashes Admission for Canada 150 Celebrations

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Guests gather at the grand opening of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg on September 17, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Admission into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will leave more cash in your pocket to kick off Canada’s 150th anniversary year.

The CMHR is offering a special admission price of $5 between January 17 and 31. Admission continues to be free for children under 7.

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CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for its efforts in making the museum an inclusive environment for visitors of all abilities. (CMHR / HANDOUTS)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for inclusion surrounding its efforts to create a rich museum experience for people of all abilities.

The prestigious Gold Award from the International Association of Universal Design (IAUD) was presented on Friday at a ceremony in Nagoya, Japan.

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‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

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1867: Rebellion & Confederation runs December 13 through May 7, 2017 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The latest exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights reveals the struggle for democracy and responsible government in the 30-year period before Canada became a nation.

1867: Rebellion & Confederation highlights a range of human rights issues that arose during this period, including abuse of state power, threats to personal liberty and freedom of the press, and challenges to linguistic, religious and voting rights. It also examines how Indigenous peoples were excluded from the still-unfinished process of Confederation, which for them marked a new period of dispossession and loss.

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Human Rights Museum Seeking Photos for ‘Points of View’ Exhibit

Human Rights Museum Seeking Photos for ‘Points of View’ Exhibit

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A major upcoming exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will mark Canada’s 150th birthday with notable photographs.

The museum has put out a national photo call for Points of View, using crowd-sourced images to reflect themes in four categories — freedom of expression; inclusion and diversity; reconciliation; and human rights and the environment.

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