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

MuzeX Conference
Events / October 18, 2021
MUŻE.X - Shaping Museum Futures Conference

Join world-renowned scholars, museum curators, directors, big thinkers, and game changers, as they challenge, question, and re-define the future of museums.

In this biennial conference, internationally recognized leaders from the cultural sector will explore the latest initiatives that radically depart from the traditional museum idea.

Gail Lord, will be speaking on ‘The Future of Museums’ on October 20, and will highlight key areas of opportunity, including the importance of civil society partnerships, collection-sharing, democratization of access, cultural diplomacy, and the ability to harness soft power.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Newsletters / September 30, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Canada’s federal government has provided an opportunity on September 30 for all federal employees and employees of federally regulated companies to learn about and reflect on the legacy of residential schools. This is named the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We at Lord in Canada choose to honour this day to deepen our understanding of the colonial legacy of residential schools, honour Indigenous survivors, and explore our role in the ongoing reconciliation process.

“It is consistent with our vision ‘to make the world a better place through culture’ that we all strive to understand the past and how to be allies with indigenous people in the future…” said Gail Lord.

We invite you to join us in this day of reflection, if you are not sure where to start, here are some helpful resources.

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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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Bihar Biennale Talk
Tools / September 16, 2021
Container vs Platform: Museum as an open space for conversation

As part of the Bihar Museum Biennale 2021 this panel addressed these questions: How are the museums of the day increasingly becoming platforms of dialogue and representation? To what extent are engagement driven programs, workshops, and seminars, helping museums open lively conversation of relevance? Are we seeing an evolution of museum cultures towards becoming a democratic platform and how?

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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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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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