The Human Rights Exhibition Project is a curatorial research initiative based on the archive of UNESCO's traveling Human Rights Exhibition from 1949. The project aims to open the largely unknown archive to the public through events and exhibitions, and critically interrogate the first attempt to visually disseminate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948.

The project also seeks to build a collaborative and creative network of scholars, curators, photographers, and organizations exploring new ways of exhibiting and debating the past, present, and future of human rights. The project is hosted by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, and is directed by Katrine Bregengaard.  Read more about the project here.

 

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EXHIBITIONS We develop and collaborate on exhibitions based on the visual archive of UNESCO's Human Rights Exhibition from 1949 and contemporary documentary photography. These exhibitions serve as platforms for critical debate on contemporary human rights culture.   

EXHIBITIONS
We develop and collaborate on exhibitions based on the visual archive of UNESCO's Human Rights Exhibition from 1949 and contemporary documentary photography. These exhibitions serve as platforms for critical debate on contemporary human rights culture. 

 

ARCHIVE A digital archive of exhibition material is under construction. Please check back in 2016.

ARCHIVE
A digital archive of exhibition material is under construction. Please check back in 2016.

EVENTS The Human Rights Exhibition Project regularly organizes and participates in events on the history and visual culture of human rights. Past contributions include leading human rights scholars and curators Samuel Moyn, Ariella Azoulay, Thomas Keenan, Anselm Franke i.a.   

EVENTS
The Human Rights Exhibition Project regularly organizes and participates in events on the history and visual culture of human rights. Past contributions include leading human rights scholars and curators Samuel Moyn, Ariella Azoulay, Thomas Keenan, Anselm Franke i.a. 

 

RESEARCH  A selection of themes drawn from our research on UNESCO's Human Rights Exhibition. 

RESEARCH
 A selection of themes drawn from our research on UNESCO's Human Rights Exhibition.