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December 5, 2017
The NYC Office staff invited to the topping off ceremony for the Statue of Liberty Museum

The Lord US team was invited by our friends at ESI to attend the topping off ceremony for the Statue of Liberty Museum yesterday. "Topping off" is refered to the uppermost girder of the structure when is laid. 

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Christopher Pike / The National
November 11, 2017
Louvre Abu Dhabi Opens with Transformational Exhibition

“Many will acclaim this museum building as a wonder of the world, I acclaim it as a wonder of the mind” says Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources.

After more than 10 years in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened, becoming the first Universal Museum in the Arab world. "Being a universal museum means that its collections are from the world's many cultures," explains Gail, "but the Louvre Abu Dhabi under the inspired leadership of its director Manuel Rabate and his Emirate Colleagues has given the concept of 'universal museum' a new meaning - one in which the humanity and creativity of all cultures is recognized as equal."

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Bihar_opening
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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Transformer Station, a private contemporary art museum opened by Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell in a renovated 1920s power plant on Cleveland’s West Side. Credit Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times
September 29, 2017
A Collector’s Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy

Gail Lord was quoted in the article "A Collector's Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy" in the The New York Times by Paul Sullivan. 

“A collector may say, ‘I want this material to be seen in perpetuity,’ but they don’t realize that the type of expenses that are involved are significantly more than where they’re holding the works now,” said Gail Lord, a founder of Lord Cultural Resources, a cultural planning firm.

“There are occupancy costs, which include heating, lighting, cooling and security, and insurance is a very significant cost,” said Ms. Lord, who is also the firm’s president. “‘Open to the public’ means there has to be a staff of some type who is going to be opening the doors and charging or not charging admission. You also need someone to provide information to fulfill the educational requirement.”

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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
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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Second Chicago Architecture Biennial to Open on September 16th, 2017
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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August 25, 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. 

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Canadian Diversity Gardens
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
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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