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AAM 2024
Events / May 16, 2024
AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

We can’t wait to see you at the upcoming AAM, May 16-19, in Baltimore. You can connect with our team at Booth #5413, as well as at our sessions, panels, Q&As, and book signings.

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The Leaf
News / May 10, 2024
Congratulations to the Award-Winning The Leaf

We’re thrilled to share that The Leaf has been recognized with a National Award of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. We worked with Assiniboine Park from 2015-2023 to help plan this new horticultural attraction in Winnipeg.

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News / May 3, 2024
Misko-Aki: Navigating Excellence in Cultural Exhibitions

Congratulations to the team who helped make Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures a recipient of the nationally prestigious Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions.


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Leadership Announcement
News / May 2, 2024
Gail Lord Announces New Managing Partners

“I am thrilled to announce the expansion of our leadership team and to share that Joy Bailey-Bryant, Dov Goldstein and Javier Jimenez have joined me in leading Lord Cultural Resources."

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Manual of Museum Management Third Edition
News / April 25, 2024
We’re delighted to announce the newest addition to the Lord library of books.

Manual of Museum Management for Museums in Dynamic Change, the third edition of the classic, is an exciting guide in a time of sweeping changes. Renowned museum planner and Lord President and Co-founder Gail Dexter Lord applies her international experience to create this comprehensive and detailed guide to the tools and strategies needed to successfully address today’s issues and opportunities.

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News / April 22, 2024
Celebrating our time at the Canadian Museums Association Conference and Museums Canada Summit

Our team had a wonderful time at the two deeply meaningful gatherings, and we were so happy for the opportunity to connect. Here’s a recap of the exciting few days.

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Manchester Museum
News / January 23, 2024
University museums are experiencing a renaissance by Brad King

The title of this article is the first line of the introduction to my New Directions for University Museums, an edited volume just published by Rowman and Littlefield. And it’s true. Wherever you look, university museums are pioneering new ways to interpret collections, to use objects as teaching tools or to deliver innovative programs to engage the communities in which they are located.

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Equity Summit 2023
Tools / March 3, 2023
2023 Equity Summit - Joy Bailey-Bryant Keynote

Arts and culture play a tremendous part in Smart Growth America’s mission. Joy’s keynote discusses what practitioners have been taught on the role of arts and culture in cities and explores the following questions: Who is involved? Who is this for? Who gets to decide? How do we as practitioners/how have we democratized these processes in a certain way? 

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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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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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Manual of Museum Management, Third Edition
Manual of Museum Management
Third Edition
Gail Dexter Lord
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New Directions for University Museums
New Directions for University Museums
Brad King
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Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Third Edition
Maria Piacente
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