WINNIPEG – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg is featured on a new Canadian stamp released a month before the building opens.
The only national museum outside the National Capital Region is slated to open Sept. 20, more than a decade after it was first proposed.
“This stamp commemorates a symbol of our global human rights aspirations told through a uniquely Canadian lens,” Canada Post CEO and president Deepak Chopra said in a news release.
The museum, located near the Forks National Historic Site in downtown Winnipeg, bills itself as dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.
It’s housed in a $351-million building designed by Antoine Predock to take visitors from darkness to light. Its 47,000 square feet of exhibit space are topped by the Tower of Hope, a 23-storey glass structure that allows visitors to take in the Prairie skyline.
It will open Sept. 20 with a two-day “rights fest” that will include music, performances and other activities for all ages, including the Canadian Concert for Human Rights.