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June 16, 2016, Luxury Retreats magazine, "Style and Substance: Museum Maestro, Gail Dexter Lord". Gail Lord talks about travel, life on the road and why culture is central to our humanity.


April 18, 2016, The Irish Times, The future of museums: ‘soft power’ and the hard sell — Aidan Dunn explores how the MuseumNext conference in Dublin, Ireland addresses the idea of museums as agents of soft power.


December 2015, ECSITE Spokes #14, Paradigm Shift Soft Power & Creativity — Maarten Okkersen, Museon, The Hague, Netherlands, reviews the October 2015 Amsterdam's Hands On! Conference that aimed to explore the ways in which museums can encourage imagination, creativity and lifelong learning in children. In her conference keynote speech, Gail Lord urged city governments to embrace museums as the signifiers of their cities, increasing real estate values while attracting investment, tourists and creative workers. Gail also presented 15 tips to help museums activate their Soft Power and use it as a tool, and discussed developments in the knowledge economy and the changing landscape of informal learning. View the article here.


December 4, 2015, Art Media Agency (AMA), Museum of the future: tool of soft power? — Gail Lord talks to Art Media Agency about soft power of museums. Read the article here.


August 2015, Issue 06, Artology: Magazine for Art, Travel & Creativity — The author of the article, Ming Liu, talks about Gail Lord, her 30-plus years of experience and expertise in cultural projects, and her new book Cities, Museums and Soft Power. View the article here.


August 17, 2015, South China Post — Berlin is building a cultural center with global ambitions. Gail Lord stresses the importance of Cultural Districts in a world turning toward a knowledge economy. View the article here.


August 17, 2015, South China Post — As work on West Kowloon continues, Gail Lord talks about the value of Cultural Districts in the way they increase livability in urban environments. Lord advises that these districts need to be affordable to draw in young innovators. View the article here.


August 17, 2015, Business Day Live — Ngaire Blankenberg is quoted in an article that encourages South African museums to work together to stay relevant.


August 14, 2015, Winnipeg Free Press — Maria Piacente is quoted in this article about Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, and Legacy.


August 12, 2015, The Art Newspaper —The hard work of the local, woman-led team comes to fruition with the opening of the Bihar Museum in Patna India. Lord Cultural Resources developed the project.


August 10, 2015, The Museum of the Future — Jasper Visser reviews Cities, Museums, and Soft Power by Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg.


August 8, 2015, NDTV — Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the Bihar Museum in Patna, India. View the article here. Lord Cultural Resources developed the project.


July 9, 2015, Newsweek EuropeNewsweek Europe Features 5-Page Article Based on Art & Energy: How Culture Changes by Barry Lord, entitled "The 'energy debate' is really a revolution in what we think about everything".


June 11, 2015, CBC Radio and NewswireMagna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy exhibition is presented at the Canadian Museum of History from June 12 to July 26, 2015. This is the exhibition's first stop on an exclusive six-month Canadian tour marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The travelling exhibition has been organized by Lord Cultural Resources, with the generous support of the Government of Canada. Listen to the interview with Maria Piacente, Vice President, at CBC radio and read the article in Newswire.


July 5, 2015, The Times of India — The State of Bihar, India, conceived of an ambitious and well thought-out project to rejuvenate, rebuild and rebrand the Patna Museum as the Bihar International Museum. The idea was to gift to the public, especially Bihar's children, a learning resource that stood up to the best international standards. Lord Cultural Resources was appointed to develop Master Plan for the Museum. Read the article here.


May 4, 2015, Toronto Star — In her new book, Cities, Museums and Soft Power, Gail Lord leads the charge in encouraging art institutions to use “soft power” to reach their goals. She advocates for better integration and cooperation between cultural institutions, as well as civic and community organizations. Read the article here.


May 23, 2015, Gulf News — Dubai Culture and Lord Cultural Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will vastly improve the education and training of Emiratis looking to make their careers in Museum Studies and the Cultural Sector. Read the article in English here.


February 4, 2015, Toronto Star — Lord Cultural Resources advises on the transformation of a notorious psychiatric institution, the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia, into a space where culture, creativity, and inspiration can flourish. Read the article.


January 2015 — Gail and Barry Lord were interviewed in the January 2015 issue of ICOM Portugal newsletter (Boletim ICOM Portugal sĂ©rie III n.Âș 2 Jan 2015), on pages 18-21. To view the full interview (in Portuguese), click here.


January 2015 — Gail Lord was featured in an article entitled "Gail Lord reçoit l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by EugĂ©nie Lambert published in Le MĂ©tropolitain, a weekly francophone newspaper in Toronto, December 17, 2014 to January 13, 2015 issue (volume 22, numĂ©ro 41) on page 3. The article (in French) is accessible online and here.


July 15, 2014 — Lord Cultural Resources was featured in the Interview section of the 15 July issue of News Review of World Architecture News. The full article is accessible here.


March 7, 2014 — Gail Lord was interviewed by the Basque newspaper Berria in the article entitled «Guggenheimetik bada zer ikasi, baina problematikoa da kopiak egitea» (English: "The Guggenheim provides many lessons, but copying it may be problematic"). Read the article in Basque online or its PDF version.


March 3, 2014 — Gail Lord was interviewed by the Spanish daily newspaper El Correo in Bilbao, Spain. In the article entitled "Hay que diferenciar entre una ciudad de eventos y otra llena de acontecimentos", Gail discusses the concept of "creative city" and its transformation from a commercial/industrial city to a cultural one. Read the article in Spanish.


February 2014 — Gail Lord was extensively quoted in an article by YorkRegion.com on Arts District in the City of Vaughan, ON. Gail Lord facilitated the Working Session of the Vaughan City Council, and led the discussion on the development of a vibrant arts and culture scene in Vaughan. Gail stressed the importance of updating the Vaughan cultural plan, which would include consultation with the public to discuss the current trends in cultural planning and the ways and means of moving forward.

Read the artictle Vaughan receives expert advice on creating arts, culture hub and view the presentation How Cultural Planning Makes a Difference delived by Gail Lord to the Vaugan City Council.


December 2013 - Gail Lord is quoted in the article entitled "Revitalizing Through Expansion" by Carol Kino published in Art Basel | Miami Beach, December 2013, page 178.


November 1, 2013 - Lordculture is working on the new strategic and business plan for the Collection Lambert in Avignon, France. On the occasion of this new project, we are cited in the November 1st issue of the Journal des arts.


October 2013 - Barry Lord talks to The Courier-Mail newspaper about South Bank Cultural Precint Master Plan in the article by Phil Brown entitled "Cultural expert Barry Lord says South Bank needs children's art gallery or museum". Our firm is working in Brisbane, Australia, together with Cox Rayner Architects and urban planners Urbis to develop the Cultural Precinct Master Plan, a 20 year vision statement for South Bank area. View the article PDF copy.


July 2013 - Lord Cultural Resources is working along with the Department of Art, Culture and Youth (DACY) and the Building Construction Department (BCD) of the Government of Bihar in developing a new iconic museum in Patna, the capital of the State of Bihar, India. We are also the master planning consultants for this project. Chief minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the construction work of the Museum on July 10, 2013. The project has received an extensive media coverage in India:


March 20, 2013 - Barry Lord was extensively quoted in The New York Times' article entitled "Enshrining Art With a Permanent, and Personal, Home" by Elizabeth Olson.


Spring 2013 - Barry Lord was interviewed by Anette Rein in the Expo Time! Spring issue 13 in the article "Sustainable space, games and the increasing variety of museums. Barry Lord on the changes in the museum world". Please see the Top Interview on page 5.


Winter 2012 - Gail and Barry Lord are profiled in the Lifestyles Magazine - Winter 2012 issue in the article "Lord Have Mercy" by Marc Weisblott.


October 2012 - Barry Lord is quoted by author Gareth Harris in The Art Newspaper, October 2012 issue, in the article "Histoires islamiques" on Louvre's new Islamic galleries that opened on Sep 22, 2012.


Summer 2012 - Barry Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources, is featured in an interview entitled "Energy Trade: Where the Museums Are" by Adam Lauder in the Summer issue of Canadian Art magazine.


May-June 2012 - Ted Silberberg, Senior Principal, Market and Financial Planning, Lord Cultural Resources, is extensively quoted in an article by Alexandra Butler on the balancing act of cultural institutions in the 5-6, 2012 issue of the Muse magazine of the CMA.


March 2012 - Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 is generating media coverage in various publications. Read the articles in Chicago Tribune and MedILL Reports Chicago.


January-February 2012 - Barry Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources, was quoted in an article on two new museums in Patna, India, in the latest issue of the Muse magazine (Jan-Feb, 2012) published by the Canadian Museum Association. Click here for the English and French versions of the article.


January 2012 - Gail Lord was interviewed by the the Spanish edition of Esquire magazine. Read the original article in Spanish here. For the English translation, click here.


December 2011 - SEGD Design magazine, issue 2011 No 34, mentioned Lord Cultural Resources as museum planning consultants for the National September 11 Memorial in the article entitled "Remembering 9/11"(page 29). Read the article here.
The article in SEGD Design entitled "Act Local, Think Global", which focused on key strategies for going global in design and consulting business, quoted Brad King extensively (pages 38-45). Click here for the full article.


October 31, 2010 - Gail and Barry Lord were intervied by Mary Ito, the hostess of CBC Radio's show Fresh Air to talk about what makes the museum experience work. You can listen to their conversation here.


February 12, 2010 – The National, the English newspaper of Abu Dhabi, feature article in “The Review” section “Marking the Spot: Curating the World” on Gail and Barry Lord by Carol Kino. Click here.


November 16, 2009 - Toronto Star article "Why the AGO Needs King Tut Blockbusters" by Martin Knelman quotes Gail Lord. Click here.


November 9, 2009 - Toronto Star article "Toronto's Loss is D.C.'s Gain" by Martin Knelman quotes Gail Lord on the history of the placement of the Hirshborn collection in the Smithsonian. Click here.


August 26, 2009 - Globe and Mail article describing Gail Lord's globe trotting travel routine. Click here.


Autumn 2008International Architecture & Design article “Prophets of the City”  by Kelvin Browne with Richard Florida and Gail Lord explaining why cities, and their cultural institutions are the 21st century’s engines of prosperity. Click here.


October 2008Museums Journal Online article “In the Mix” with quotations from Gail Lord on The Lowry, Salford, UK. Click here.


March 2008 – Report on Business, the business magazine of Toronto’s Globe and Mail, article "The Exhibitionists" on Gail and Barry Lord by Joanna Pachner. Click here.


March 2008 – Premiere of Museum Maestros, the one-hour documentary following Gail and Barry Lord as they guide viewers through museum projects around the world. View trailer at www.cinefocus.com/lords or at YouTube.


October 2007Arts Newspaper article “The Bilbao Effect: From Poor Port to Must-see City” by Gail Dexter Lord. Click here.


February 1, 2007 New York Times article describing the Saadiyat Island Cultural District in Abu Dhabi with quotations from Barry Lord. Click here.


October 2005Relics Newspaper interview article “Planning, Display and Management: operating Museums with Intelligence” with Gail Dexter Lord. Chinese and English. Click here.


June 26, 2005Toronto Star article “Museum Maestros” on Gail and Barry Lord, reproduced with permission from Torstar Syndication Services. Click here.