The Canadian Museum For Human Rights Open Sept 27, 2014

Human Rights Museum 2011 - 2012

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The Canadian Museum For Human Rights - Open Sept 27, 2014

The monumental and inspiring Canadian Museum For Human Rights has completed construction in Winnipeg and is scheduled to Open Sept 27, 2014. This Human Rights Museum will be the largest of its kind anywhere and will be dedicated to educate visitors on human rights issues around the world.You must take in this unique and awe inspiring experience and visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

This amazing building will be one of a kind, There will be over 46,000 sq feet of exhibition space, numerous zones and a temporary exhibit area. The path through the human rights museum will take visitors on a journey through dark periods in human history and culminate in enlightenment at the top of the peace tower.

Visitors will make their way across several bridges within the super structure as they advance to the next zone along their journey. Live theatre, dance and film will accompany the visitors as complex human stories will unfold and be told using the arts.

The stories of human rights violations are ever present and need to be told and shared, so that future generations will have the insight, fortitude and compassion to never let these attrocities happen again. The new Canadian Museum For Human Rights will provide the means and resources for all the world to learn from past human despair.

Human Rights Museum - View From the South

A Review Of The Canadian Museum For Human Rights - Construction

The construction of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights is well under way. With initial construction commensing in the spring of 2009, final construction of the human rights museum will take place in 2012.

The museum is being built on a historic national site, The Forks, in Winnipeg - The Heart of the Continent. The building is innovative and uniquely designed, requiring the most current strategies in building technology. Designed to be sustainable and green, the Canadian Museum For Human Rights is an iconic structure based on the Canadian Shield and constructed of Tyndall Stone and an all encompassing super structure of glazed glass!

The building itself is 12 stories high, however each floor averages over 15 feet in height. Including the Peace tower, the total building height will reach 328 feet or closer to a 30 story building. Their will be over 2500 feet in ramps and total area of the building will be 260,000 sq feet.

Human Rights Museum - View From the West

Winnipeg and The Canadian Museum For Human Rights

Updated Photos of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights - Sept 27 2011

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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks JT, yes it will be exciting come opening day, can hardly wait! Thanks for stopping by today...


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Hi carcro,

Really lovely musesum which should pull in a lot of tourists into that area. Perhaps in 2013 my son and I will be able to visit it.

JT


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for stopping by billips, yes Winnipeg is calling to you! I believe the Museum will open in 2013 as it will take some time to setup all of the exhibits and multimedia... In the meantime you can always visit The Forks!


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billips 5 years ago from Central Texas

That's going to be a very impressive structure - really informative article - must get back home to the 'true' north to see it someday.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

I believe you are correct, they will be lining up for the experience of a lifetime. Magnificent structure too! Thanks Derdriu for commenting and the Vote!


Derdriu 5 years ago

Carcro: Thank you for sharing the history of the building of such an important museum which will be an incredible learning tool for residents and visitors. Crowds will be lining up for opening day!

Voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks so much prasetio30 for the great comments and the Vote! I add some new pics every few weeks to show the progress as well. It will be completed in 2012, can hardly wait!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow..this was a great museum. It has unique design. Thanks for writing and share with us. I really enjoy all the pictures and the video as well. Well done and vote up!

Prasetio


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Hi Suzette, thanks again for reading and commenting on my hubs. This museum will be quite the experience when its open. The architect is Antoine Predock, if he's not famous yet, he will be soon. It will be very exciting, I for one walk by the museum and The Forks almost everyday and its really breathtaking! Thanks so much for the great comments...


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

This is very interesting and this museum is much needed in the world today. I am just curious, who is the architect of this museum? It has such a creative and novel construction. I have not known much about Winnipeg before reading your hubs. Glad I did so.

I have traveled in Canada, but mostly in eastern Canada: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Your country is beautiful just from what I have seen in these cities and the countryside between them. I have to get to western Canada someday.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks Paul, it's extremely interesting now during the construction phase but I can't even imagine how exciting the opening will be. Certainly looking forward to the day! From what I understand, they will have many of the world's attrocities on exhibit in a highly educational format, but I guess we'll see when the time comes...


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PaulGoodman67 5 years ago from Florida USA

An interesting idea for a museum. I guess there are holocaust museums around, but I can't think of anything quite like this - what an exciting project to have in your town! The building architecture looks very interesting too!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting RedElf, I get to drive by it everyday and can't help but marvel at it. I'll keep adding more pics as it nears completion over the next year. I really do look forward to when it opens as well, it will surely bring out every emotion.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Wow - that's an amazing piece of architecture - and for such a great reason! Thanks for the great photos!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Hi Susieq42, thanks for reading my hub and thanks for the kind comments. This museum will be an amazing experience, I can hardly wait until its open to the public. It will truly be one of a kind!


Susieq42 5 years ago

Excellent hub! I think you have a unique writing style. Thanks for sharing a very important piece of history.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Yes, its very exciting, it will definitely be a momentous occasion the day the Canadian Museum For Human Rights opens! This will be a travel destination for people around the world. Thanks the reading and commenting Timothy! And thanks for rating Up...


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Timothy Donnelly 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Hey, that great news, carco! Human Rights issues should be brought into the forefront everywhere. I believe if people take notice, it will lead to a better understanding and pursuit of Human Dignity for all.

Rated Up!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Jack, I can hardly wait until the museum is finished, should be an incredible experience! And thanks for voting UP.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

For now, I'm just your typical anonymous writer, getting his feet wet in the journal of life, I like to write in my few spare hours per week and share whatever I can think of. It's a real good escape at the end of the work day. It's hard to imagine a day without blogging now that I've been at it a few months. Winnipeg looks like an amazing place, all kinds of great things going on there!


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Hey, we need all the help we can get over here! haha! Are you from Canada yourself? I don't recall if your profile mentioned that.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Your most welcome prairieprincess, thanks for reading and commenting on this hub! I have been following this museum for a while in the papers, it just looks like the most amazing building and for a fantastic cause. It will surely put Winnipeg on the map once it opens to the public!


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Carcro, I live in Winnipeg but I did not know about the construction of the building and how high it was. Thanks for enlightening me about my hometown! Interesting hub and neat that you focused on my town. Take care.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Sesshoumaru2st, I believe when the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens, it will really open some eyes and provide the education for the young and old, all walks of life. It will truly be a memorable experience when we take the journey through to the peace tower.


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Sesshoumaru2st 5 years ago from The Hub World

Yeah,nice reporting.I think this will be a great getaway if you have kids.Plus,kids can actually learn about their rights and make better decisions than we are making right now in the U.S.- It seems like the rights of common men are being devalued here with all the policies the government have been proposing,which only benefits a special group of FAT POCKET INDIVIDUALS.

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