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

International Museum Day - 2022
News / May 18, 2022
International Museum Day

International Museum Day exists to raise awareness of the important role museums play in cultural exchange. Museums around the globe are using this day to explore the idea of “The Power of Museums” – what that power is, and how it transforms the world around us. 

To celebrate, we’ve even taken it a step further. Join us in expanding the conversation to “The Superpower of Museums.” Check out our video message, then let us in on your museum superpower insights.

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City of Charlotte Cultural Plan
News / May 5, 2022
City of Charlotte hires Lord to help develop Cultural Plan

Kevin Patterson, Vice Chair of the City of Charlotte Arts and Culture Advisory Board, shares news of the board’s selection of Lord Cultural Resources to lead the development of the city’s cultural plan.

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Cultural News April 2022
Newsletters / April 29, 2022
Congratulations to Janis Monture: Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

Lord Cultural Resources would like to congratulate Janis Monture for receiving the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers! Since 2005, Janis Monture has been an active member of the Six Nations of the Grand River community, serving on the executive boards of numerous foundations dedicated to promoting and protecting Indigenous heritage in the Greater Toronto Area. She is also an avid promoter of Indigenous arts, and volunteers with the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Planet IndigenUS. Janis is a founding board member of the BIPOC Fellowship, which presents new leadership opportunities for BIPOC professionals in the Canadian arts and culture sectors.

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digital backbone
Tools / April 22, 2022
Building Your Digital Backbone

Technology allows arts organizations to tell stories better, to share knowledge, to understand audiences, and to increase operational efficiency. To harness the possibilities of technology, organizations need to understand their own internal capabilities, incorporate digital assessment into their strategic vision, and plan for future digital opportunities. Now more than ever, it is critical for arts organizations to adopt digital tools and technologies to improve their operational efficacy , engage audiences, and innovate new ways of artistic presentation.

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Time is on My Side: The New Context for Revisiting History Museum
Tools / April 7, 2022
Time is on My Side: The New Context for Revisiting History Museum

The inaugural Museums/Musées Canada Summit took place in Kitchener from April 3– 6, 2022. Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder, Lord Cultural Resources spoke at the summit on The New Context for Revisiting History Museums. Read her presentation to learn more about the challenges history museums are facing today and some ideas for a path forward.

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Podcast with Gail Lord
Tools / March 22, 2022
The Parthenon Marbles & What Purpose Do Museums Serve?

Listen to a discussion with Prof. Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum on the Parthenon Marbles; also, what should museums be and what can they offer the public, with museum consultant Gail Lord and Paul Denis, Assistant Curator, Greek and Roman Galleries at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

Under increasing pressure to right past wrongs and repatriate the cultural objects they house, museums find themselves on the cusp potentially of a great letting go – not only of artifacts, but of old roles. What then? A Q&A with Museum expert  Gail Lord discusses unlocking the way forward, even as museums consider unlocking their vaults.

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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

Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Third Edition
Maria Piacente
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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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