Canadian Musuem for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum to be built in nearly half a century, and the first outside the National Capital Region.

We were recommended to the Museum by another client, and our proposal was accepted to build an end-to-end Open Source platform for their website, and to use our extended Strategy and Design services. We first worked with the museum to finalize their creative designs, consult on their content architecture and mobile touch strategy. Once we designed an open architecture which consisted of Drupal + WxT + Solr + Alfresco... we brought all their digital assets together and built a comprehensive collaborative social site allowing people to share their stories and be participatory in a state of the art site. With exceptional features for calendar, event and itinerary planners, interactive floorplans, blogs, news, Ask a Curator, Maps, and much moreā€¦ which all adheres to accessibility standards, is fully bilingual and performs beyond expectations.

Stay tuned for project updates and screenshots once the site is unveiled in September 2014!


  • Museum


  • Main public site, Social site, Mobile site, Digital asset management


  • Drupal Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Information Architecture
  • Usability
  • Creative Design
  • Migration
  • Drupal Theming
  • System Integration
  • Testing
  • WCAG Accessibility



Project highlights

Multilingual. Accessaible. OpenSource.

  • Calendar Itinerary Planner

    Fully custom designed calendar. Featured events. Links to interactive map and facilities to give the user a full experience.

  • Collection Search

    Solr integration with Alfresco. Each item is accessible trough URL in Drupal.

  • Interactive Floorplan

    Provide the ability to see what is where in a user friendly OpenLayer solution. Providing level by level and topic based navigation for all devices.

  • Social Network

    User engagment, story sharing, musuem currated content... Follow content and people that engage you, get involved.

  • Interactive Map

    See stories by location, joined with GEO-Data... users and curated content can be seen from a map view.

  • Share your story

    Human Rights is all about stories, and people have pleenty to share. With custom user workflows... the public can easily Create, View and Share stories.

Project Technologies & Accessibility

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