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

News / October 11, 2017
A tribute to Holly Block

Holly Block, Executive Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts passed away Friday October 6th, at her home in Manhattan due to Breast Cancer.

We had the pleasure to work with Holly on audience development in anticipation of the expansion of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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News / October 2, 2017
Bihar opens state-of-the-art Museum

We celebrate the opening of all galleries of the Bihar Museum on October 2, 2017 by the Honourable Chief Minister of Bihar, Mr. Nitish Kumar. During the opening ceremony, he spoke of the museum as transformational, asserting the importance of the Government of Bihar’s vision for an exceptional new museum of international standards for the children and people of Bihar. 

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Inauguration of the National Holocaust Monument
Newsletters / September 30, 2017
Inauguration of the National Holocaust Monument

On September 2017, 2017, Canada inaugurated its first national Holocaust Monument, in Ottawa, an endeavour ten years in the making. A grassroots campaign to build the monument was launched in 2007 by a student at the University of Ottawa, Laura Grossman, and construction on the project began last year. It was supported by the National Holocaust Monument Development Council, with matching funds from the Canadian Government. The concept of monument, landscape of loss, memory and survival, came from Toronto-based Lord Cultural Resources, and was chosen in 2014 from a shortlist that included proposals from the architects David Adjaye and Ron Arad.

Read the Art Newspaper's article about the Monument

Read more news about our journey to Canada's Holocaust Monument

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News / September 29, 2017
Soft Power Destinations Winners Announced!

The Leading Culture Destinations Awards – or “The Oscars for museums” – have been decided and three incredible organizations have won this year’s Soft Power Destinations of the Year awards.

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News / September 27, 2017
Prime Minister inaugurates National Holocaust Monument

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today inaugurated the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. The monument serves to honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and the important lessons it so painfully taught us.

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Museum Association of the Caribbean
News / September 18, 2017
Museum Association of the Caribbean creates resource for those impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria

MAC has set up a Facebook page to disseminate general information regarding recovery resources and the state of the heritage institutions and collections that represent the history and heritage of their member institutions and the countries in the region. 

We wish to express our sympathy to all in the Greater Caribbean affected by huricane Irma (and, happening just now, Maria).

 

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Our Journey Toward Canada's Holocaust Monument
Tools / September 15, 2017
Our Journey Toward Canada's Holocaust Monument

The National Holocaust Monument will be Canada’s first national monument dedicated to the Holocaust. Located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, the Monument will honour and commemorate those who were murdered under Nazi tyranny as well as acknowledge those survivors who were able to come to Canada. The monument is set to be Innaugerated on September 27th, 2017. And will be open to the public on September 28th.

This thought piece by Gail Dexter Lord and Dov Goldstein, reflects on Lord Cultural Resources' journey towards the creation of the National Holocaust Monument in Canada-- from the initial Request for Qualifications through to opening day. This includes the development of the right team, and concept, in order to strike a balance between the Holocaust's universal significance and the Canadian context.

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Second Chicago Architecture Biennial to Open on September 16th, 2017
News / September 14, 2017
Second Chicago Architecture Biennial to Open on September 16th, 2017

Congratulations to the City of Chicago for their 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennale, recommended by Lord in the Chicago Cultural Plan, opening on September 16th, 2017. This is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. This year’s Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “Make New History.”

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Gail Lord Invested as Member of the Order of Canada
Newsletters / August 31, 2017
Gail Lord Invested as Member of the Order of Canada

It is with extraordinary pride, and great pleasure that Lord Cultural Resources announces that Gail Dexter Lord was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada today. The induction ceremony was held today at Rideau Hall, and was conducted by Governor General His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Gail was named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to museum planning and management and for her work in supporting the cultural sector in Canada and abroad.

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Canadian Diversity Gardens
News / July 29, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau announces $35 Million Investment in Canadian Diversity Gardens

Prime Minister Trudeau was at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg to announce a $35 million investment by the Canadian Government to build Canada’s Diversity Gardens. Telling the stories of all Canadians, Canada’s Diversity Gardens will showcase our nation’s extraordinary multicultural heritage and allow visitors to discover how plants have shaped the life and identity of their own culture, community and their country – past, present and future. 

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The Soft Power 30: A Global Ranking of Soft Power 2017
News / July 21, 2017
Gail Lord Makes Museums A Soft Power Factor in Latest Top 30 Rankings

The third annual Soft Power 30 index has been released by Portland Communications in partnership with Facebook. The Index is the world’s most comprehensive comparative assessment of global soft power, it combines objective data and international polling to build the clearest picture of global soft power to date. This year’s index features the article “The soft power of museums” by Gail Lord, President and co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources, in which she emphasizes how cultural institutions leave their mark.

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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

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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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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Cities, Museums and Soft Power
Cities, Museums and Soft Power
By Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg
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