Owner Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Project Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
Design Architect Antoine Predock
Executive Architect Architecture49
Contractor PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Approximate Budget: $351M Canadian
Size 265,165 sq ft
MuseumOps Team Member  Bruce Wyman
Scope of Responsibility: RFP Development and Review, AV Integration, Accessibility Implementation, Media Installations, Media Partner oversight, Software Testing and Review, Partial Business Systems, Partial Mobile Implementation

 

    I try to understand place on a deeper level than just the physical or environmental aspects. It includes cultural and intellectual forces, too. It's an inclusive approach that brings in many disciplines and sees place as a dynamic thing.

    – Antoine Predock,
    Architect

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is an idea-oriented museum seeking to promote historical understanding and awareness of human rights, promote respect for others, and encourage dialogue, action, and reflection among Canadians and visitors from around the world. Housed in a stunning new building designed by Antoine Predock, it is the first national museum to be built in nearly half a century and the first outside the National Capital Region.

Bruce Wyman was independently engaged by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) to help complete this $351M project. Bruce was extensively involved in the overall exhibit technology implementations, business systems, museum-wide accessibility initiatives and the software implementations of nine different external media companies. Projects ranged in complexity from large multitouch tables, individual kiosks, video stations, and theaters, and a mobile application utilizing low energy Bluetooth all incorporating a variety of digital, physical, and hybrid analog/electronic interface components. Bruce was also integral in overseeing the AV specification and delivery in cooperation with Electrosonic, directly managing the budget and resources for specification, installation, and acceptance. Bruce continues to be involved in the project since opening on September 20, 2014.

The CMHR incorporated a comprehensive inclusive design mandate, setting new standards for universal accessibility, that meet or exceed the Smithsonian standards for the same. He developed approaches using best practices and standards, defined user flows for text-to-speech, wrote and edited TTS scripts, and designed interfaces, interactions and content presentations from the needs of people in the disability community.