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WHAT'S NEW AT LORD

AAM
Events / May 7, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

The next AAM conference will take place in St. Louis from May 7-10, 2017. Don't miss the "largest gathering of museum professionals in the world." Our team will be happy to meet you there! Visit our staff at booth #1813.

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Gail Lord at TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
News / April 25, 2017
Ontario: Heart, Soul, or Brand?

Almost 40 per cent of Canadians live in Ontario. The country's largest city and the nation's capital are both located here. Ontario was a critical founding partner of the country in 1867. There's much to be proud of, but how many living in the province think of themselves as Ontarians? And what does it mean to be an Ontarian? The Agenda explores the elusive idea of Ontario identity.

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California is a soft superpower
News / April 18, 2017
California is a Soft Superpower

The Influence and Action -- Soft Power track at the 2017 California Association of Museums Annual Conference explored the concept of soft power and its centers in California through a series of presentations and case studies. California has a rich heritage of soft power creation and export that has had significant global impact. View the abundance of “soft power centers” in the state and add your pin to the map.

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Imagine Greater Louisville
News / April 10, 2017
Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Arts Plan Unveiled

The Imagine Louisville 2020 Master Plan for Arts and Culture was launched on April 10, 2017, with a day of art-making and performances at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Lord Cultural Resources in partnership with M2 Maximum Media are proud to have been consultants on this region-wide planning process.

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Barry-Lord
Newsletters / March 31, 2017
Remembering Pioneer Barry Lord, Who Invented the Museum Planning Profession

TORONTO, CANADA — Barry Lord, who died on March 9 at the age of 77, was a true pioneer of Canada’s cultural scene – and one of its most colourful rebels. Early on in life, Lord perceived the need for a systematic approach to this country’s arts world. As explained in the announcement of his death from Lord Cultural Resources, the company he co-founded: “Museum planning as a profession didn’t exist, so he invented it.”

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Soft Power Destinations
News / March 21, 2017
Soft Power Destinations - Nominations are open

The Soft Power Destinations Awards celebrate the influence and impact of a cultural destination in a city, virtually and beyond. Nominations are now open! Apply before May 15, 2017.

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Hiring Diverse Museum Staff
Tools / February 6, 2017
Hiring Diverse Museum Staff

Learn about how to implement change in your museum and identify a pipeline of diverse employees.

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Longwood Gardens
Projects / 2008-10, 2014-15
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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

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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Cities, Museums and Soft Power
Cities, Museums and Soft Power
By Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg
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The Manual of Museum Learning
The Manual of Museum Learning
Second Edition
By Brad King and Barry Lord
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