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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Globe Looks at Human Right Museum

A piece from Saturday's Globe looking at the potential pitfalls of opening a human rights museum:

It takes a lot of wrongs to make a museum of rights
James Bradshaw The Globe and Mail Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009

The late Izzy Asper's pet project has grown into a full-fledged public institution, due to open in 2012. Its mission is to deal with some of the most controversial abuses and injustices in Canadian and world history. But which abuses – and injustice according to whom? The answers are sure to upset some people, perhaps including its political sponsors.

2 comments:

John Dobbin said...

I can easily see anti-abortion protesters setting up shop outside the museum if they are not included inside.

Anonymous said...

The legislation to create the museum boasts of the largest gallery devoted to the subject of the Holocaust in Canada. Connect the dots to see who will be pleased and who won't. Keep in mind the original concept, a Holocaust-only museum, tax-payer funded like this one, was soundly shot down for being too culturally myopic.