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Events / July 25, 2018
Gail Lord's ICEE-ICOM Webinar: "Museums, Soft Power, and Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World"

Museums today are transitioning from a hard power past to a soft power future. This Webinar by Gail Lord, co-author of "Cities, Museums and Soft Power", will define terms like hard power, cultural diplomacy and soft power in the context of museum planning and programming. 

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Soft Power Destinations Salon
Tools / June 15, 2018
Valletta 2018 Soft Power Destinations Salon

Couldn't make it to the 2018 Soft Power Destinations Salon May 2018 in London? You can now watch the video, and join the discussion. The panel was moderated by Gail Lord and Florian Wupperfeld of Leading Culture Destinations, panelists were Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABPCaro Howell, Director of The Foundling Museum and Ali Hossaini, Research Fellow at King's College London.

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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom runs at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights until January 6, 2019. (JESSICA SIGURDSON / CMHR)
News / June 8, 2018
Nelson Mandela Exhibit Opens at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

A new summer exhibit is open to visitors at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights dedicated to the life and history of Nelson Mandela.

"Having initiated this exhibition‎ with the CMHR five years ago, I am delighted to see it come to fruition," said Gail Lord. "Canadians played an important role in supporting Mandela's anti-apartheid struggle. Today we are very happy to be helping the Museum to circulate this exhibition across Canada."

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Perlan Museum
News / May 31, 2018
Spectacular "Forces of Nature" Exhibit Opens at Iceland's Perlan Museum

REYKJAVIK  Iceland’s iconic Perlan Museum has launched a spectacular, immersive new exhibition that explores the geological forces that make the country a wonder of the world. Lord Cultural Resources is proud to work in partnership with the Perlan and to have contributed to the planning and design of this dramatic new exhibition.


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Cultural News May 2018
Newsletters / May 31, 2018

This month, readers of The Globe and Mail got to enjoy a two-page spread about Canada's Diversity Gardens, an exciting initiative that will see a 35-acre biodome built in Winnipeg. Check out the article online to see the beautiful artist renderings of the proposed space in Assiniboine Park, set to open in 2020! 

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Biosphere Pr
News / May 11, 2018
Finalist for 2018 GLAMi Award: In-Gallery Interactive

TThe Planet MTL Urban Ecosystem Exhibition was a finalist for the 2018 GLAMi Award in the category of Exhibition Media or Experience: In-Gallery Interactive.

Lord Cultural Resources worked with NGX Interactive, Expographiq, and WeatherstonBruer Associates to create this innovative, educational exhibition designed to immerse visitors in learning about Urban Ecosystems.


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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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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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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