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At This Museum, Even the Building Structure is About a Journey to Hope

At This Museum, Even the Building Structure is About a Journey to Hope

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A 360-degree screen is part of the Indigenous Perspectives gallery at the Canadian Museum For Human Rights. The museum opened in 2014 and is one of the few national galleries outside the Ottawa region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

WINNIPEG – The young men and women in the photograph are smiling broadly. Some are laughing. One is playing an accordion. They’re clearly having a great time.

The dozen people looking toward the camera could be any group of people having boisterous fun. But their uniforms convey a darker truth — they are Nazi soldiers and support staff from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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CMHR Gets LEED Certification for Green Efforts

CMHR Gets LEED Certification for Green Efforts

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights (HANDOUT)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has officially gone green.

The CMHR has received LEED Silver building status by the Canada Green Building Council, meeting some of the highest environmental performance standards in the world.

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CMHR Leader Honoured at National Black Canadians Summit

CMHR Leader Honoured at National Black Canadians Summit

Angela Cassie
Angela Cassie (CMHR)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is celebrating the honour of one of their own tonight at the National Black Canadians Summit in Toronto.

Angela Cassie, the museum’s vice-president of public affairs and programs, is being honoured for her work with the museum in advancing human rights education.

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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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