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Karen Busby, Adam Muller & Andrew Woolford (eds.) -- Book Launch

Wednesday Oct 14 2015 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Launch of The Idea of a Human Rights Museum (University of Manitoba Press).

This is the first book to examine the formation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and to situate the museum within the context of the international proliferation of such institutions. Sixteen essays consider the wider political, cultural and architectural contexts within which the museum physically and conceptually evolved drawing comparisons between the CMHR and institutions elsewhere in the world that emphasize human rights and social justice.

This collection brings together authors from diverse to critically assess the potentials and pitfalls of human rights education through “ideas” museums. Accessible, engaging, and informative, the collection’s essays will encourage museum-goers to think more deeply about the content of human rights exhibits.

The Idea of a Human Rights Museum is the first title in the University of Manitoba Press’s Human Rights and Social Justice Series. This series publishes work that explores the quest for social justice and the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled, including civil, political, economic, social, collective, and cultural rights.

Karen Busby is a professor of law and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba.

Adam Muller is an associate professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba.

Andrew Woolford is a professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award.

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The Idea of a Human Rights Museum

- by Karen (ed.) Busby

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"The Idea of a Human Rights Museum" is the first book to examine the formation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and to situate the museum within the context of the international proliferation of such institutions. Sixteen essays consider the wider political, cultural and architectural contexts within which the museum physically and conceptually evolved drawing comparisons between the CMHR and institutions elsewhere in the world that emphasize human rights and social justice. This collection brings together authors from diverse fields--law, cultural studies, museum studies, sociology, history, political science, and literature--to critically assess the potentials and pitfalls of human rights education through "ideas" museums. Accessible, engaging, and informative, the collection's essays will encourage museum-goers to think more deeply about the content of human rights exhibits. The Idea of a Human Rights Museum is the first title in the University of Manitoba Press's Human Rights and Social Justice Series. This series publishes work that explores the quest for social justice and the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled, including civil, political, economic, social, collective, and cultural rights.