Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 Exhibit by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
13/11/18

The Rights of Passage exhibition, created to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, examines the key issues that have been central to the evolution of Canadian debates on rights and freedoms, justice and equality.

Credits

Client: Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR)

Project Director/Project Authority: Corey Timpson

Design Director/Art Director: Rob Vincent

Project Manager: Brodie Sanderson 

Designers: Paul Legris, Jeffrey Taniguchi 

Technical Director: Scott Gillam 

Content Lead/Curator: Jodi Giesbrecht 

Exhibition Director: Helen Delacretaz 

Technical/Media Designers: Ben Bergman, Liz Neely, Brian Marsh

 

Description

The Rights of Passage exhibition, created to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, examines the key issues that have been central to the evolution of Canadian debates on rights and freedoms, justice and equality. The exhibition design direction is focused on two key elements: material and medium, which are used to immerse visitors in the period of the content being presented, using tangible and natural interfaces and responsive environments. Era-specific communication technology is used to convey debates at different points in time. Indigenous narratives are expressed through the integration of sacred medicines and grasses, oral histories and visual imagery such as wampum beads and traditional longhouse architecture. The design adhered to strict graphic standards to ensure content is as accessible as possible.