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What Can the World Teach California About Arts Engagement?
Events / June 25, 2017
What Can the World Teach California About Arts Engagement?

Gail Lord will be participating at the Zocalo Public Square Conference "What Can the World Teach California About Arts Engagement?" on June 25th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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APGA 2017 conference
Events / June 19, 2017
American Public Garden Association Conference 2017

Join Sarah Hill, and Dov Goldstein, at this year's APGA conference, stop by booth #36 to say hello!
And don't miss their presentation: Beyond Beauty and Botanics: Crafting The Visitor Experience For The "Living Museum" on Wednesday, June 21 at 1:45 p.m.

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Gail Lord at MNBAQ
Tools / May 11, 2017
How Art & Culture Position Cities as International Destinations

Gail Lord spoke to a crowd at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. She discussed how artistic excellence, citizen engagement and soft power can re-position cities as international destinations.

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Museum of the American Revolution
Newsletters / April 30, 2017
A New Museum of the American Revolution, Warts and All

PHILADELPHIA, USA — The new Museum of the American Revolution, which opens here on Wednesday, stands on the site of a defunct welcome center built for the Bicentennial.

This project was one which Barry Lord had a great amount of enthusiasm for. Barry read voraciously on the subject of the American Revolution, and brought his expertise to bear on several projects of this kind.

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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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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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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 30, 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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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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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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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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