The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
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Where are these illuminated walkways?. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Today’s image from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights depicts the beauty of illuminated alabaster—a stone that can greatly resemble marble when treated with a heating process. This Winnipeg museum, inaugurated in 2014, is the fifth Canadian national museum. It was envisioned by Izzy Asper, a lawyer and a politician who wanted to spread awareness of human rights. The humongous structure is designed to represent a literal journey with its nearly one kilometre of ramps, and a metaphorical journey with 10 core galleries providing human insight into Indigenous peoples, the Holocaust, and other stories from Canada and across the globe.