During my time at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights I learned so much!
One of the most interesting pieces of information I learned from the tour was why the museum was built the way it was. The message behind this was very powerful and really made me think about the bigger picture: how have we grown in making everyone’s rights equal? Going through the museum made me see how we have changed and evolved. I could see how we are working toward making everyone’s rights equal.
The architecture symbolizes our progression in helping everyone have equal human rights. If you have been to this museum you might have noticed how it starts out dark and progressively gets brighter. The walls are dark, the rooms are dark, the galleries are dark. They use this darkness to represent the dark time in history.
As you go further into the museum and travel upward, the rooms get lighter. They become brighter. This represents a progression and a look toward a brighter future. We’re working toward equal rights for everyone. Although it is very serious, overall, the museum has a really positive message. Although I know everything is far perfect when we look at human rights, this museum made me realize how far we have come.
I could also see how far we have to go to ensure equal human rights for everyone.