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

Cultural News November 2021
Newsletters / November 30, 2021
Taking positive action on climate change

The Historic Environment Forum (UK) released a report last month showcasing how the heritage community can take positive action on climate change. Innovative solutions, undertaken in various parts of the United-Kingdom, demonstrate how this sector can be a true driving force for change. Read the report here

Cultural institutions all over the world are responding to the threat of climate change.  Reflecting the important work undertaken at COP26, we have gathered some of their news stories as part of this issue.

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Culture Break with Frederic Bertley
Tools / November 15, 2021
Culture Break with Frederic Bertley

Watch our season finale of Culture Break with Gail Lord and Frederic Bertley, President and CEO of COSI - Center of Science and IndustryYou’ll learn Frederic’s advice for young people who want to enter a career in science and find out how COSI is feeding underserved communities across the US with their learning lunch boxes program!

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World Culture Districts
News / September 27, 2021
World Culture Districts, Spaces of the 21st century

Cultural districts are playing a key cultural and social role throughout the world in the twenty-first century. They offer an incomparable density of art and culture and have a profound influence on the development of cities and regions. "World Culture Districts" presents the first-ever overview of this phenomenon, featuring fifteen of the most important cultural districts on six continents. The range of different kinds of cultural districts and their respective influence on space and society is revealed, and essays by international experts such as Gail Lord, Adrian Ellis, Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton, Vitus H. Weh and Christian Strasser shed light on current issues surrounding their development and impact.

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Culture Break Season 2
News / September 8, 2021
Culture Break Season 2

You’re invited to take a ‘Culture Break’ this Friday September 10, at 12pm EST, with Season 2 of Lord Cultural Resources video series that offers a cultural appetizer and entree all in under ten minutes.

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Level 5 Strategy Interview with Gail Lord
Tools / September 2, 2021
Making the world a better place through “Soft Power” – An Interview with the world’s foremost museum planner Gail Lord - PART ONE

Join Gail Lord as she reflects on the origins of Lord Cultural Resources and the role of modern museums today, in these two interviews hosted by Level5 Strategy, a leading Toronto-based strategy and transformation consulting firm.

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News / April 8, 2021
Lord and Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue announce new BIPOC Fellowship

Presenting new leadership opportunities for BIPOC professionals in the Canadian arts and culture sectors.

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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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