Human Rights museum criticized at public meeting [CBC News]

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Original Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2011/12/07/mb-human-rights-museum-meeting-winnipeg.html

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was again forced to defend its proposed content against questions and criticisms during the institution’s first annual public meeting in Winnipeg.

The meeting started with officials offering superlatives about the facility —the first museum of its kind in the world; the most advance architecture in the country; the first national museum outside of the country’s capital region; and a huge draw expected to bring in more than 250,000 visitors a year.

But when the floor was opened to questions, there were shouts about why the museum’s Examining the Holocaust gallery will be devoted almost entirely to the genocide of European Jews, while other genocides recognized by Canada will be squeezed into a different gallery, Breaking the Silence.

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