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Whether your challenges involve day-to-day operations, or ambitious, transformative goals, we have tools to help you. From infographics and tip sheets to in-depth multimedia resources, these tools can:

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Hiring Diverse Museum Staff
Museum Planning / Infographic
Hiring Diverse Museum Staff

Learn about how to implement change in your museum and identify a pipeline of diverse employees.

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Art in Healthcare & Wellness Settings
Exhibitions / Paper
Art in Healthcare & Wellness Settings

Significant research and initiatives have identified evidence of the benefits of art in health care settings. This resource cites these benefits, noting positive health outcomes across key groups in the hospital, including patients, visiting family members and friends, hospital staff and providers, and the public.

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Gail Lord at Shenzhen
Cultural Change / Paper
UNESCO High-Level Forum on Museums- How can you adopt the Shenzhen Declaration?

The inaugural meeting of UNESCO’s High-Level Forum on Museums was held in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. The result of the Forum was the Shenzhen Declaration. Learn how can you adopt the Declaration's principles.

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Janera Solomon
Cultural Planning / Video
How to nurture an idea and finish a project

In this TEDx Talk Janera Solomon talks about the path to succeed in a project and accomplish goals. Janera Solomon is the executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, a historic live arts venue in Pittsburgh, and has worked with Lord Cultural Resources in several projects.

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Museum Planning / Strategic Planning / Infographic
7 Ways to Transform Museum Learning

How can you turn your museum into a 21st century learning institution? Start here by learning 7 ways to create successful learning experiences that attract and intrigue diverse audiences. Based on our publication The Manual of Museum Learning, 2nd ed. Edited by Brad King and Barry Lord.

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Soft Power TVO
Soft Power / Video
"A Cultural Sleeping Giant" TVO's The Agenda with Gail Lord

Gail Lord joins The Agenda in the Summer to discuss the historical role of the museum in society, and what museums need to do to bolster their power.

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32 Ways to Activate Your Soft Power
Infographic / Soft Power
32 Ways to Activate Your Soft Power

How can your institution tap into its soft power potential? This infograph condenses the 32 ways you can activate your soft power, as described in "Cities, Museums, and Soft Power" by Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg.

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Transforming Museum Learning with Brad King
Museum Planning / Video
Transforming Museum Learning with Brad King

Hosted by the AGO in the Weston Family Learning Centre, presented by Lord Cultural Resources with the participation of Myseum of Toronto, Transforming Museum Learning - Seminar and Networking Event presented ideas and case studies from the forefront of Museum Learning initiatives.

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In Praise of the Echo Chamber
Cultural Planning / Museum Planning / Blog Post
In Praise of the Echo Chamber

In this guest blog post, Victoria Young shares insights from attending MuseumNext NYC 2016, where over 500 museum professionals assembled from around the world.

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