Figure 1 Publishing

Art + Design / Business + Leadership / General Non-Fiction

Miracle at the Forks

The Museum that Dares Make a Difference

Peter C. Newman & Allan Levine

The engaging story of the making of Canada’s fifth national museum.

A museum like no other; its existence demands we pay attention to its mission: to make humanity more amenable to human rights and civil liberties.

Book Description

Filled with full-colour photography and exquisitely designed, Miracle at the Forks recounts the fourteen-year ordeal of making the Canadian Museum for Human Rights a reality. Written by acclaimed writers Peter C. Newman and Allan Levine, it recounts the financial and political challenges of building a world-class museum in Winnipeg, and also tells the story of the building of the museum itself, 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 a museum that is as remarkable in its construct as Izzy Asper’s dream was in its audacity.



  • Hardcover
  • 9 × 11 inches
  • 200 pages
  • 978-1-927958-21-6
  • $45 CAD
  • October 2014
  • also available as an ebook