Now available: the "Manual of Digital Museum Planning," edited by Ali Hossaini and Ngaire Blankenberg with Gail Lord and Barry Lord.Learn More
Now available: "The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations" by Gail Dexter Lord and Kate Markert.Learn More
Soft Power Destinations Awards
Nominations are now open! Apply before May 15, 2017.Nominate your destination
Celebrating our Clients & Their Accomplishments
In 2017 we are celebrating our past and current clients and their accomplishments.Learn More
WHAT'S NEW AT LORD
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.Read More
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.
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.Watch Video
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.
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.Read More
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.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
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