Katrine Bregengaard is the principal researcher and curator on the Human Rights Exhibition Project. She founded the initiative in August 2013 based on her thesis research uncovering the archive of UNESCO's 1949 Human Rights Exhibition for the fist time since its inception 65 years ago. Her broader work seeks to critically explore the genealogy of human rights and their claim to universality, particularly in relation to their visual representations in exhibitions, museums and public space. Katrine has previously worked on safe migration and women's rights in Kathmandu and at Danish Mission to the UN in Geneva. Katrine holds an M.A. in Human Rights and Museum Education from Columbia University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Copenhagen University. 


  • Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University | Website
  • The Danish Institute for Human Rights | Website
  • The Human Rights Project, Bard College | Website
  • The Black Diamond/The Danish Royal Library | Website
  • The Irish Center for Human Rights, The National University of Ireland, Galway  | Website
  • The Hunt Museum 
  • The University of Western Australia | Website


  • Hermod Lannungs Foundation | Website
  • Ernst B. Sund Foundations | Website
  • A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine McKinney-Møllers Fond til Almene Formål | Website