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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom runs at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights until January 6, 2019. (JESSICA SIGURDSON / CMHR)
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
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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May 18, 2018
Gail Lord as Keynote Speaker at MAXXI

Gail Dexter Lord, President and Co-Founder will have the honour of being the Keynote speaker at the prestigious contemporary art museum, MAXXI, in Rome, Italy. The talk will take place on May 18, 2018 at 5:30pm and is open to the public.

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Biosphere Pr
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.

May 5, 2018
Grand Opening of the Nordic Museum

The Nordic Museum in Seattle opened its doors for the first time on May 5th. The Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Dagfinn Høybråten, along with the Danish crown princess, the Icelandic President, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Jorodd Asphjell MP (NO) of the Nordic Council and the Nordic ambassadors to the United States attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the official opening of the new museum.

See the Nordic Co-operation for more details about the Grand Opening.

Start planning your visit to the Nordic Museum!

Biosphere Project Shortlisted for CASCADE Award
March 14, 2018
Biosphere Project Shortlisted for CASCADE Award

The CASCADE awards recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada's science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums. Among the finalists in the category "Best Exhibition or Show - Large Institution" is Planet MTL, which opened at Montreal's Biosphere on June 1st, 2017.

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. Read more about the project, or see all the finalists on the Canadian Association of Science Centres website.

Congratulations to The Biosphere on the success of their exhibition and our team members for this recognition of their achievements!

Images: Bank of Canada via Flickr
March 8, 2018
Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Viola Desmond featured on new $10 bill

The first regularly circulated Canadian bank note to feature a human rights theme was unveiled on Thursday March 8thInternational Women’s Day. The $10 bill displays a portrait of human rights defender Viola Desmond, and on the reverse an image of Lord project, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

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Soft Power Destinations Awards 2018: Nominations Now Open
March 1, 2018
Soft Power Destinations Awards 2018: Nominations Now Open

The Soft Power Destinations Awards recognize soft power best practice in cultural destinations.

Does your city, cultural organization, or district have a strong and positive influence in your community? We want to hear from you, you can nominate your own, or other exemplary organizations for consideration. Nominations close on April 6, 2018.

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Lord events for spring 2018
March 1, 2018
Lord events, spring 2018

Lord Cultural Resources events for spring 2018 include:

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March 1, 2018
Gail Lord on Panel for the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Gail Lord was invited to appear on a panel before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to speak and answer questions about the state of Canadian museums. Her panel included Hon. Eva Aariak, (President, Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated) and William Beveridge (Executive Director, Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated). The Committee is planning to undertake a study to review the state of Canadian museums, with a focus on local and community museums.

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