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Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2013
Stuart Murray said, “A national project of this scope and scale comes along just once in a generation”. He also stated, “When the doors of this building open next September, it will be a historic moment for Canada and a proud day for Manitoba, as we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world.”
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum in Canada to be built outside the National Capital Region. It is the first museum in the world entirely devoted to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Museum will use enchanting multi-media technology and other inventive approaches to create an encouraging encounter with human rights.
The tourism and business officials said the opening of the Museum will flash a new chapter in Canadian human rights history and a constant boost to the economy. The Museum is expecting an estimate of 250,000 visitors each year. Economic Development Winnipeg has projected the annual gross economic impact at $159 million, with estimated annual direct expenditures of $79 million.
The Museum is already acquiring a lot interest as a venue for national and international conference events. It receives 10 to 15 new inquiries about spaces for receptions, weddings, conventions and corporate events every week. The Museum begins accepting bookings this month.