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Cultural News

Cultural News is a monthly global round-up of what's happening in culture to help you be up to date with current topics and trends. Excerpts are directly quoted from the articles – here you can browse through the featured stories and access the full issues.

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2017 Issues

Longwood Gardens
Cultural News / May 31, 2017
This is What a $90 Million Water Fountain Looks Like

KENNETT SQUARE, USA — An hour or so after sunset on Saturday evening, visitors to Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia are due to see the debut of a fountain garden rivaling any in history.

Our work with the Gardens started in 2010 and has continued. Most recently, we were commissioned by Longwood to facilitate the development of its strategic plan for 2015-2020.

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Museum of the American Revolution
Cultural News / 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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Cultural News / 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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Cultural News / February 28, 2017
Chimczuk Museum Celebrates Successful First Year

WINDSOR, CANADA — Windsor’s historical museum — housed on the riverfront jointly with the city’s art gallery — opened its doors Saturday with free admission to celebrate the first year with hundreds of visitors taking advantage.

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Cultural News / January 31, 2017
Centre Pompidou Will Get a $108 Million Revamp for its 40th Anniversary

PARIS, FRANCE — To mark 40 years since its inception, the Centre Pompidou, at the heart of Paris’s Le Marais, is celebrating with a year-long program of special exhibitions taking place all across France, before entering a two-year renovation phase slated for 2018-20, and estimated to cost about $108 million.

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