Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Media Coverage

November 25, 2016
CTV Toronto

Old City Hall

Unlike many great cities, Toronto doesn't have a "city museum". Maybe that's about to change. Our own Sean Stanwick (Director, Facility Planning) is involved in the discussion.

Read More
November 21, 2016
Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art

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
November 4, 2016
CBC News

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
November 1, 2016
Toronto Metro

Is it time to charge for views in the 6ix?: Toronto expert pitches plan to charge for scenic vistas 
Gail Dexter Lord says the City of Toronto should be capitalizing on the views created by public spaces and cultural institutions.

Read More
October 31, 2016
Business Wire

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Announces Leadership Transition and Strategic Direction Through 2020

Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, founder of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, announced today the completion of a three-year strategic plan for the organization. Funded by Alphawood Foundation Chicago, the plan, designed with consultants Lord Cultural Resources, sets the stage for Four Freedoms Park.

Read More
October 5, 2016
The New York Times

A Museum About Rights, and a Legacy of Uncomfortable Canadian Truths

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg has become a symbol of the contradictions between the nation’s modern multicultural identity and what critics say is an unreconciled legacy of human rights violations against indigenous peoples that continue to this day.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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 More
December 1, 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.

Read More