New Blog Post: Shelley Ruth Butler on Mixed Metaphors, Herding, and Burning Issues at the CMHR

cmhr signs of unfished galleries

Like a nineteenth-century universal museum, the CMHR is explicitly global. Arguably, Canada, with its diasporic communities linked to any number of historical and contemporary violations of human rights, is the right place for this museological experiment. But logically and morally, I argue, the museum should be grounded and engaged in the local struggles occurring on its doorstep, which reverberate nationally.

In our latest blog post, Shelley Ruth Butler reflects on the contentious September opening of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg.

Click through to see her piece.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence