Congratulations to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) who will open its doors to the world on September 20, 2014! The CMHR is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. It is the first national museum in Canada to be built outside the National Capital Region. Lord Cultural Resources has been involved in this project from the early stages and we are thrilled about the announcement. Read the press release in English and French.
Barry Lord, Co-President, has been interviewed by Phil Brown, The Courier-Mail newspaper in Australia. Our firm is working in Brisbane 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. Read the online article entitled "Cultural expert Barry Lord says South Bank needs children's art gallery or museum".Read More
Barry Lord, Co-President, won "Best Paper Award" for his research paper entitled Energy and Cultural Heritage: How Values Change from SCHeMa 2013: International Conference on Sustainable Cultural Heritage Management at the RomaTre University in Rome, Italy on October 11-12, 2013. The Scientific Committee presented Barry with the Award in recognition of the research paper quality, originality and significance in Cultural Heritage Management.Read More
Over 140 architects were considered for the architectural competition to design Nobel Center at Blasieholmen in Stockholm, Sweden.Read More
Congratulations to the City of Chicago and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCASE)! One year ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the city's first Cultural Plan in over 25 years and the impact of the Plan, facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources and led by DCASE, on everyday Chicagoans has been unprecedented. Over half of the plan's 241 initiatives have been implemented, transforming major global events like the city's Taste of Chicago and attracting and leveraging support from major corporations and city agencies to strengthen neighborhood cultural access. This month Mayor Emanuel announced that the plan would receive a proposed $1.25 million in the City's 2014 budget.
Read related media articles City To Spend $1 Million On Great Chicago Fire Festival and $1M set aside for festival dedicated to Great Chicago Fire.
The newly constructed museum at the Buddha Smriti Park was inaugurated on September 13, 2013 in Bihar, India. This is probably the only museum on Buddhism, which tells the story of Buddha along with the art that Buddhism created.
It was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, and the Chief Guest of the event was the Princess of Bhutan, Princess Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuk. It was inaugurated on the event of the International Buddhist Conclave, and had Buddhist experts and monks attending from 39 countries. Congratulations to our Lord Cultural Resources project team who made it happen.
The Grand Opening Ceremony of the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre took place on July 3, 2013. The new building and permanent exhibition opened to the public on July 4.Read More
A permanent exhibition entitled Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey opened at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, IA on June 15, 2013.
Lord Cultural Resources provided the Visioning, Interpretive Planning, Content Coordination and Development, graphic templates and case layouts for the exhibition in cooperation with Xibitz, who are Project Managers and the fabricators of the exhibition.
On May 23, 2013, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in collaboration with Lord Cultural Resources hosted Mr. Song Xinchao, President of the Chinese Museums Association and Deputy Director-General for State Administration of Culture Heritage, The People's Republic of China. During his one-day stay in Toronto, Mr. Song visited the ROM and made a presentation on the current unprecedented growth of Chinese museums. Mr. Song also spoke about the fascinating, rapid, and dynamic progress of museum sector in his country.Read More
The My History Museum website created as part of a public engagement process for the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) has won a bronze MUSE award in the category of "Digital communities" from the American Alliance of Museums.Read More