As Canada’s national museum mandated to enhance visitors’ understanding of human rights, promote respect and encourage reflection and dialogue, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is a fitting host venue for the Magna Carta Canada 2015 Tour.
Opened in September 2014, the CMHR is the only museum in the world devoted to human rights awareness and education.
Using the latest technologies, the oldest forms of storytelling and the timeless power of art, hundreds of stories are woven into a rich tapestry that relays the importance of human rights for all.
Every visitor experience is a combination of amazing interactions with architecture and content. The building itself is a stunning new international architectural icon; complex geometry and human rights symbolism grace every component.
The Museum’s galleries are built around human rights themes; the relevance and links between its content, the Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest are plentiful. The fact that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, presented the Museum with a stone from Runnymede (birthplace of the Magna Carta) makes it even more appropriate a place to see the exhibition.
The CMHR is the first national museum built beyond the Ottawa area, and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba for good reason. The city has an inspiring human rights legacy.