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WHAT'S NEW AT LORD: NEW PROJECTS, NEW IDEAS
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Watch recording
Presenting new leadership opportunities for BIPOC professionals in the Canadian arts and culture sectors.Read More
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We work with you through visioning, planning, and implementation phases to create new cultural landmarks, weaving presence into the surrounding community.View All Services
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.View All Services
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.View All Services
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.View All Services
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.View All Services
We have extensive experience developing and renewing archives and libraries, transforming them into dynamic, engaging spaces and broadening their potential audiences.View All Services
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.View All Services
When projects involve multiple creative partners, we foster collaboration and synergy to take projects further. One shared success always leads to more.View All Services
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.View All Services
This has been, by far, the most comprehensive and thought provoking process that I have been involved with. Joy and her team will challenge conventional thinking, push creative ideas and solutions that are realistic to achieve, and ensure that established timelines are adhered to. Joy was masterful in structuring the conversations and identifying co-chairs to ensure the focus always remained in the purpose at hand, Weeksville."Tim Simons, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Weeksville Heritage Center
"Longwood Gardens chose Lord Cultural Resources as its planning partner, because it was the only firm that could truly provide the depth and quality of comprehensive planning services that we needed to achieve our planning goal."Paul B. Redman, Director, Longwood Gardens
"Lord Cultural Resources contributed an efficient methodology and a multi-disciplinary approach that made it possible to integrate the expectations and viewpoints about the Museum’s operations from representative spheres of the local society and the museum world in general."Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director General, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
"I can't tell you how it feels to be receiving this beautifully designed document with so much of the Rancho's future wrapped up in its contents. Thank you for all your wisdom and gentle encouragement to bring this to fruition."Freda Hinsche Otto, Executive Director, Rancho los Alamitos