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Lord Cultural Resources is a global professional practice dedicated to creating cultural capital worldwide.

Lord Cultural Resources offers a comprehensive range of integrated services including master planning, business planning, feasibility studies, cultural and heritage tourism planning, strategic planning, facility planning, functional programming, architect selection, interpretive planning, exhibition design, project management, training and recruitment.

Our cultural projects include museums, mixed-use developments, cultural centres, art galleries, science centres, world expositions, visitor centres, heritage sites, festivals, theatres, archives, libraries and gardens. Our clients are in all sectors including private and public corporations, foundations, governments and non-profit institutions.

    Cities, Museums & Soft Power
by Gail Dexer Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg

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Beacon Municipal Center and Exhibits Opens in Decatur, GA, on May 16

The Beacon Municipal Center, housing the Ebster Recreation Center and gym, Decatur Police Department & Municipal Court, City Schools of Decatur Administrative Offices, community gathering space, and exhibits, opened on May 16. The Center’s site was once home to Decatur’s segregated African American public schools. Working with Rutledge-Alcock Architects, the City of Decatur and Decatur Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson, Lord Cultural Resources led the exhibition development and design as well as managed exhibit fabrication by Malone Design/Fabrication. Read more ...

Exhibits at the Beacon Municipal Center, Decatur, GA
Photo: Exhibits at the Beacon Municipal Center, Decatur, GA. Photo courtesy of Malone Design/Fabrication.

French Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 Promotes an Idea of the Market Hall as a Centre for Agricultural Production

The French Pavilion designed by the architect agency X-TU and Adeline Rispal along with Lordculture has opened at Expo Milano 2015. The Pavilion design responds to the Expo theme "Feeding the Planet. Energy for life." by proposing a building based around a vision of the market hall as a centre for agricultural production. Lordculture developed the visitor’s experience, the key messages and the content for the outdoor and indoor permanent exhibition. Read more ...

French Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
Photo: French Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Photo courtesy of CMC / X-TU / Studio A. Rispal.

The Newly Redesigned and Highly Interactive Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly Opens in Lorient, France

Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, a museum dedicated to sailing and ocean racing, has completely renovated its exhibitions. The Centre's newly imagined, innovative space is highly interactive and features more sensory experiences. The facility opened on April 28, 2015, after 6 months of construction, funded by Lorient Agglomération and led by the architectural design firm Atelier Sompairac Architectes. Read more ...

Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly
Photo: Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly. Photo courtesy of Lorient Agglomération.

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Dubai Culture signs MOU with Lord Cultural Resources to Develop Museums and Creativity

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lord Cultural Resources, one of the world’s largest cultural and museum consultancies, to drive educational training for Emiratis and to create professional development programmes in the field of Museum Studies and culture. Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President of Lord Cultural Resources signed the agreement, coinciding with International Museum Day celebrations. Read more ...

HH Sheikha Latifa MR Al Maktoum Vice Chair DCAA and Mrs. Gail Dexter Lord
Photo: HH Sheikha Latifa MR Al Maktoum Vice Chair DCAA and Mrs. Gail Dexter Lord.

Magna Carta Will Tour Canada in June

As a part of the 800th anniversary of the 1215 sealing of Magna Carta, Durham Cathedral in England has agreed to loan a copy of the 1225 version of the "Great Charter" and, its companion document, the Charter of the Forest for exhibition in Canada. The actual documents will be the centrepiece of a bilingual interpretive exhibit that will travel to select prestigious venues across Canada beginning June 2015. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Canadians to see these iconic world treasures first-hand and recognize the impact these seminal documents have had on the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. Read more ...

Magna Carta
Photo: Magna Carta. Courtesy of .Magna Carta Canada.


Americans for the Arts 2015 Conference
Chicago, IL, June 11-14, 2015
Speaker: Gail Lord, Co-President

American Public Gardens Association
Minneapolis, MN, June 22-26, 2015

Hands-On! Conference
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
October 13-16, 2015
Speaker: Gail Lord, Co-President

Past Events:

Cities, Museums, and Soft Power
Toronto, ON, April 30, 2015, 5 pm EST
with Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg
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American Alliance of Museums Conference
Atlanta, GA, April 26-29, 2015
Speakers: Ngaire Blankenberg, Priya Sircar
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MuseumNext Conference
Geneva, Switzerland, April 19-21, 2015
Speaker: Gail Lord, Co-President, presented on "Why Cities and Soft Power are Next for Museums" on April 20, 2015.
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United Cities Local Government Culture Summit
Bilbao, Spain, March 18-20, 2015
Speakers: Javier Jimenez, Ngaire Blankenberg and Lourdes Fernandez

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Cultural Capital Spring 2015

Our Spring issue of Cultural Capital newsletter dedicated to Cities, Museums and Soft Power is online. Read it online or view and print the PDF.

Cultural Capital Spring 2015

Latest Books

Manual of Museum Exhibitions   Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Edited by Barry Lord & Maria Piacente
Art and Energy   Art & Energy:
How Culture Changes

by Barry Lord
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