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Visitors wait in the rain, with supplied umbrellas, for their preview tours at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. The rain kept away some of the people with reserved tickets, allowing walk-ups to gain access to the guided tour of four of 11 galleries. The rest of galleries open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Sneak peek at the galleries
Rain kept away some reserved ticket holders for free previews tours at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Frank Yong snaps a photo of his wife Teresa and her friend Jenny Lee, all from British Columbia, while they wait in the rain for their preview tour at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. The rain kept away some of the people with reserved tickets, allowing walk-ups to gain access to the guided tour of four of 11 galleries. The rest of galleries open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
A preview group's first glance of the alabaster ramps between galleries at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Teresa Yong, who travelled from British Columbia, glances up at the dozens of alabaster ramps stacked throughout the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Visitors take photos of the alabaster ramps between galleries at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open September 27th. 140920 - Saturday, September 20, 2014 - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Visitors stop to look at the first gallery Human Rights Over Time at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
A couple on the walkway above the main entrance during the public's first look inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Antoine Predock (right) the architect of the the Canadian Museum for Human Rights laughs with a volunteer on Saturday during free public previews. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Visitors walk past the inverted woven basket in the Indigenous Perspectives gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Visitors try out the lights of inclusion game in the Canadian Journeys gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
A group of visitors in front of a display on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the Protecting Rights gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
A preview group walks up the alabaster ramps between galleries at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open Sept. 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
A young visitor enjoys the lights of inclusion game in the Canadian Journeys gallery at that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open September 27th. 140920 - Saturday, September 20, 2014 - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Visitors file through the fourth gallery Protecting Rights at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open September 27. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Visitors finish their preview tour in the Garden of Contemplation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday. Thousands had reserved tickets for the four gallery preview tour on Saturday and Sunday. That is only four of 11 galleries, the rest of which open September 27th. 140920 - Saturday, September 20, 2014 - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press) (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
An image from Peace The Exhibition, from the Canadian War Museum.  (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Installation #2 - Indigenous Perspectives. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Gallery Installation #4 - Protecting Rights in Canada. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
 Installation # 1 - Human Rights Over Time. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Examining the Holocaust installation, with exhibits on death marches, genocide of groups and maps of Auschwitz, among others. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Installation #7 Breaking the Silence includes a study table. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Installation # 8 - Actions Count Gallery, which includes an interactive table.  (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Installation # 9 - RIghts Today. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
 Installation #10 - Inspiring Change. Museum goers will be asked to leave their comments of hope on 'I Imagine' cards and place them along a wall in the final installation.   (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
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Updated on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:26 PM CDT: New slideshow

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