Addressing Human Rights

How do museums approach presenting human rights atrocities?

Written by Kaitlin Vitt

October 23, 2018

Historians and curators from around the world gathered in Winnipeg in September 2018 for a conference focused on presenting human rights through museum exhibitions.

How can curators ensure their exhibitions lead to positive change? How much do victims need to “bleed to be believed”? How can museums stay relevant in today’s day and age?

Kaitlin Vitt, Canada’s History content coordinator, spoke with some of the presenters at the conference about these topics.

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