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WHAT'S NEW AT LORD: NEW PROJECTS, NEW IDEAS

Huron Perth Ag Science Centre
Newsletters / February 26, 2021
North Perth Council moves forward with Ag Science Centre

An Ontario municipality is moving forward with an Ag Science Centre, an exciting new learning and tourist attraction for the community. Their support was based on Lord’s work on a feasibility study, market analysis, and interviews with stakeholders.

“It is a special talent of Lord that we help communities achieve outcomes that create value and meaning,” says Gail Lord. “This often means helping them create a new concept and giving them the tools and confidence to implement it.”

Lord Cultural Resources was selected to conduct a feasibility study for a children’s museum to be located in North Perth, a small municipality that serves a substantially agricultural rural region. To avoid potential duplication with an existing children’s museum in the larger region and to widen the age focus, we recommended a modification of the concept to be an agriculture-focused science centre – the Huron Perth Ag Science Centre - that would also include an area for very young children.

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Yvonne Tang
News / February 2, 2021
Yvonne Tang to lead Visitor Experience at Lord Cultural Resources

We are pleased to announce Yvonne Tang as the new Director of Visitor Experience at Lord Cultural Resources.

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OMA session 2020
Tools / January 21, 2021
Are Museums in Crisis? A Panel Discussion at OMA Annual Conference 2020

The OMA 2020 Conference program was inspired by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also addressed the many challenges facing museums during the COVID-19 pandemic and social upheaval that have made 2020 an extraordinary year. Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder Lord Cultural Resources spoke at the Conference. Her session discussed the question "Is there a museum crisis?"

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Joy Bailey-Bryant
News / January 13, 2021
Joy Bailey-Bryant to lead Lord Cultural Resources US

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Bailey-Bryant to the position of President of Lord US, effective today. From day one, Lord Cultural Resources has placed people at the center of museums and cultural strategy. Joy embodies our “pro-people” values in every way. We are fortunate to have such a talented, visionary leader to drive our growth in the United States.

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Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020
Tools / October 7, 2020
"SOFT POWER": THE FUEL OF THRIVING CITIES

Watch Gail Lord & her guests from India, USA and Canada at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020 in a discussion about Soft Power. Soft power is the ability to impact behaviour through influence, persuasion and agenda-setting. Countries tend to build walls while cities build bridges, especially in our current period of mass migration. Gail Lord, founder of Lord Cultural Resources and leader of the soft power movement, interviews three pioneering public servants who understand how soft power works and bring it to life.

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WE WORK WITH...

Museums and Galleries

We work with you through visioning, planning, and implementation phases to create new cultural landmarks, weaving presence into the surrounding community.

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Cities and Placemaking

We help cities build cultural spaces that draw on existing strengths and assets, allowing you to develop local geography, architecture, and artistic talent into a cultural tourist destination. 

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Gardens & Parks

Lord Cultural Resources has been a partner in planning and executing many parks and conservancies, botanical gardens, horticultural displays, living collection, and other nature-based cultural initiatives. 

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Heritage and Historic Sites

We approach each heritage and history project with fresh eyes, developing and executing plans that are uniquely tailored to the stories that each site has to tell.

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Science Centres

We help plan and create science museums with unique presence and style. We believe in drawing on local culture and context to provide visitors with meaningful, science-rich experiences that inspire and delight.

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Archives and Libraries

We have extensive experience developing and renewing archives and libraries, transforming them into dynamic, engaging spaces and broadening their potential audiences.

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Expos, Festivals and Events

We help design ground-breaking expositions and festivals that show off a locale’s individual identity and reputation to the world. We can assist with master planning, exhibitions, design, programming, and long-term tourism development.

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Architects, Developers and Designers

When projects involve multiple creative partners, we foster collaboration and synergy to take projects further. One shared success always leads to more.

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Other

Some of our most interesting and exciting jobs don’t fit standard categories. If your vision involves ideas not described on this site, or concepts that nobody has attempted before, we are intrigued! And we want to hear from you. Our experience and discipline, far from limiting a blue-sky project, make it much more likely to succeed.

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

Museum Development in China
Museum Development in China
Edited by Gail Dexter Lord, Guan Qiang, An Laishun, Javier Jimenez
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The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
By Gail Dexter Lord and Kate Markert
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The Manual of Digital Museum Planning
Manual of Digital Museum Planning
Edited by Ali Hossaini and Ngaire Blankenberg with Gail Lord and Barry Lord
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