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Human Rights Museum Wins Four Innovation Awards

April 27, 2015 11:22 AM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Lights of Inclusion game at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won four awards for innovation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in Atlanta.

The museum took home two gold awards for digital infrastructure and its mobile app, a silver award for its Lights of Inclusion game and a bronze for the Actions Count game.

“These awards place Canada’s new national museum among the best in the world for use of cutting-edge technology that inspires our visitors to think and talk about human rights in new ways,” said CMHR interim president and CEO Gail Stephens.

“This recognition from the world’s largest museum organization will be a great asset in our efforts to attract international visitors to Winnipeg.”

The awards are presented by the international AAM Media and Technology Committee, which selects winners among global institutions or independent producers that use digital media to enhance the museum experience and engage audiences.

Other winners Sunday night included world-renowned institutions such as the Smithsonian and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.