Remembering pioneer Barry Lord, who invented the museum planning profession
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.”Read More
Every plant tells a story
Assiniboine Park's new Diversity Gardens to be a collection of flora from around the world.
How do we celebrate diversity through biodiversity? That was the question at the heart of Canada’s Diversity Gardens, the centrepiece of Assiniboine Park’s $200-million redevelopment campaign. Consisting of three new exterior gardens, as well as an interior hub called The Leaf, the new site — which has an anticipated opening date of late 2019 — will replace the conservatory.Read More
Celebrating Women in the Arts: Batul Raaj Mehta, in the business of museum planning
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we profile a series of Indian women in the arts who are game changers in their respective fields. In the first of this series, we feature Batul Raaj Mehta, architect, and the person responsible for setting up Lord Cultural Resources in Mumbai.Read More
Revealed: Shortlisted Designs for UK Holocaust Memorial
The designs by the 10 shortlisted teams in the contest to design a £40 million national Holocaust memorial next to the Palace of Westminster have gone on public display.
Lord Cultural Resources is excited to be involved with not one, but two shortlisted teams for the design of the UK Holocaust memorial. Congratulations to Zaha Hadid Architects and Studio Daniel Libeskind!Read More
Let’s bring Canada’s Charter back to where it belongs – in Winnipeg
Something has gone missing at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg: the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982. Gail Lord, the Toronto-based consultant who was a key figure in the creation and planning of the CMHR, has a great idea.Read More
Making Space, Changing Space - Black People and New Museums by Ngaire Blankenberg
When it comes to representing and collecting images and stories of black people, most museums have a long way to go. But while the collection and the exhibitions are important ways to demonstrate the presence of black people in art, history, and science, is this enough? Black people and people of color are under-represented as visitors to museums.Read More
No 'view tax' needed to pay for Rail Deck Park, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat says
Gail Dexter Lord, co-president of Lord Cultural Resources, agrees the capital costs are taken care of by Section 37 and other tools, but she says people who live close to parks benefit, so they should help pay for it.Read More