Canadian Museum for Human Rights leadership changes

Gail Asper and Stuart Murray pose for media at the announcement of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' opening date.

WINNIPEG – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is looking for a new boss.

The museum’s board of trustees announced Wednesday that it is seeking a replacement for current president and CEO Stuart Murray, whose five-year contract comes to an end Nov. 1.

“During his tenure, Stuart Murray brought together a team of employees with diverse roles and responsibilities and oversaw the planning, construction and opening of a new national museum outside the National Capital Region,” CMHR board of trustees chair Eric Hughes is quoted in a news release. “He has led the organization through an important period of transition. Under his leadership, the museum is well positioned for the future, with the next cycle of strategic planning well underway.”

A museum spokesperson couldn’t immediately be reached for more information on why Murray’s term wasn’t being extended, or if he had chosen not to continue.

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The $351-million institution at The Forks opened Sept. 19, but construction still wasn’t complete and several exhibits weren’t due to be ready for viewing until Nov. 11.

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