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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ newest space, the Level 1 Gallery, showcases temporary and travelling exhibits. The climate-controlled, smart technology-equipped space allows the Museum to house rare or precious artifacts and mixed-media exhibitions.

With this gallery the Museum is able to host some of the most sought-after human rights related exhibits and reach new audiences on an ongoing basis, including:

  • Mandela: Struggle for Freedom (May 2018 to January 2019).
    This upcoming exhibition will consider Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy in the broader context of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.
  • Points of View
    A national human rights photography exhibition, telling stories of passion and protest, family and friendship, suffering and struggle, hunger and hope.
  • 1867: Rebellion and Confederation
    An exploration of society in transition, it was the Museum’s first artifact-rich exhibition, which included Sir John A. Macdonald’s pocket watch, and diary of Lady Agnes Macdonald.
  • Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists
    Photographs by artists with various degrees of vision loss who use cutting-edge technologies and creative methods, such as three-dimensional, tactile versions of photographs, to express what they see.
  • Magna Carta — Law, Liberty and Legacy
    Celebrating the 800th anniversary of a charter that sowed the seeds for democracy and human rights, the legendary Magna Carta was showcased at the Museum alongside some of Canada’s most important foundational documents.

In order to take advantage of a rare opportunity to bring the Magna Carta exhibit to Winnipeg and avoid any potential construction cost increases in the future, Friends supported the Museum in moving forward to develop the Level 1 Gallery shortly after its 2014 opening.

Although the Level 1 Gallery is open, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is focused on garnering support for this key museum element. We hope that you will help us to enrich and expand the space allocated to powerful and often life-changing experiences by donating, or making a major capital contribution, towards support of the Level 1 Gallery.

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