Miracle at the Forks

Miracle at the Forks

The Museum That Dares Make A Difference : the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Book - 2014
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On July 18, 2000, Israel "Izzy" Asper, the renowned Canadian businessman and philanthropist, first discussed his idea of building a human rights center in Winnipeg. He wanted to educate visitors about human rights issues and make the world a more humane place. Filled with full-color photography and exquisitely designed, Miracle at the Forks recounts the 14-year ordeal of making Izzy Asper's dream a reality. It recounts the financial and political challenges of building a world class museum in Winnipeg, an objective that was made all the more difficult by Asper's death six months after the public unveiling of museum's plans. It is a story of passion and sheer will, about Moe Levy's determination to see Asper's grand idea come true, of Gail Asper's fortitude and unflagging drive to make sure her father's most cherished project became real, and of the countless others who lobbied, donated money, volunteered time, and fought to make the museum happen.

Acclaimed writers Peter C. Newman and Allan Levine also tell the story of the international competition to find an architect to design the building, and of Antoine Predock, one of the finest architects in the world who dared build an audacious museum.
Publisher: Vancouver : Figure.1 Pub., c2014.
ISBN: 9781927958216
Characteristics: xv, 183 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Levine, Allan 1956-


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