New Blog Post: Cynthia Milton on Naming and the Visual Technologies of the CMHR

“…despite a general sense of human rights as being a good thing, something we should celebrate, the materiality of human rights, and the struggle through human history to get to the culminating point of a museum constructed in their honour, seemed largely absent in this museum, despite the projection of a time line (which interestingly ends with the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Canada has yet to sign).”

Cynthia Milton (CEREV, Université de Montréal) recently shared her first impressions and reflections on the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on the CSRG website.

Cynthia was one of the participants in “Museum Openings: Caring for Difficult Knowledge Within and Beyond the Canadian Museum for Human Rights”, a September workshop we co-hosted with the University of Winnipeg’s Cultural Studies Research Group.

Click through to see the full post on the CSRG website.

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