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WHAT'S NEW AT LORD: NEW PROJECTS, NEW IDEAS

CMA 2019
Events / April 14, 2019
Canadian Museums Association (CMA) National Conference 2019

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) National Conference 2019, “What Now? What’s Next?” will take place on April 14 – 17, 2019 in Toronto. Join the team from Lord Cultural Resources for a variety of workshops, panels, and case studies throughout the conference, including the Closing Keynote by Gail Dexter Lord. Stop by Booth #7 to talk to the team and tell us more about what now, and what’s next for your museum.

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Events / February 25, 2019
Alternative Conference for Emerging Arts & Culture Professionals

Join Senior Consultants Christina Sjoberg and Sarah Hill at AltCon 2019. Identifying a need, the Alternative Conference for Emerging Arts & Culture Professionals (#AltCon2019) uses stimulating content to empower and equip a bold next-generation of cultural sector professionals, instilling confidence, honing skill sets, and charting a clear path to career goals. Once equipped they will inspire new thinking and blaze new trails in the cultural sector. #AltCon2019 breaks the paradigm of traditional conference norms allowing professionals to explore meaningful networking and learning from their peers in a variety of session styles and topics.

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Alliance Francaise Gallery Opening
Events / January 9, 2019
Grand Opening of the New Alliance Française Toronto Gallery

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Alliance Française Toronto opens the doors of its new gallery! The Grand Opening of this new location represents the culmination of a long-term project to equip AFT with a full-fledged cultural center with two complementary spaces, a theater inaugurated in 2014 and an art gallery. As past member of the AFT Board from 2006-2017, and Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France, Gail Lord will be one of the dignitaries to give opening remarks at the reception.

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Newsletters / December 31, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News we feature a successful bid by the Bermuda National Trust that resulted in Bermuda being chosen as the venue for the International Conference of National Trusts 2019, which is expected to include 150 representatives of conservation organisations from around the world. Gail Lord, President and Co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources will be one the plenary speakers at this conference. We are currently working with Bermuda Tourism Authority on a Strategic Action Plan.

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Gail Lord on The Agenda
News / December 3, 2018
Gail Lord on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Museums: Repatriation, and Ownership

Who owns art, antiquities and cultural artifacts, from the Elgin Marbles to the cultural artifacts of Canada's First Nations? It's a question museums and nations were left to struggle with after colonial powers stepped in. And, if the world's great museums were emptied of these treasures, could the story of civilization still be told to millions around the world? The Agenda looks at all the arguments in this equation, and at Canada's strategy to preserve Indigenous heritage. With guests Lucy Bell of the Royal B.C. Museum, Cara Krmpotich of the University of Toronto and Gail Lord of Lord Cultural Resources.

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News / November 23, 2018
Javier Jimenez and Rebecca Catching at Chinese forum for young museum professionals

Javier Jimenez, Director, Lord Cultural Resources delivered a keynote speech on Friday, November 23rd at the International Forum of Young Museum Professionals: "Museums as Cutting-edge Spaces" in Fuzhou City, China.

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WE WORK WITH...

Museums and Galleries

We work with you through visioning, planning, and implementation phases to create new cultural landmarks, weaving presence into the surrounding community.

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Cities and Placemaking

We help cities build cultural spaces that draw on existing strengths and assets, allowing you to develop local geography, architecture, and artistic talent into a cultural tourist destination. 

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Gardens & Parks

Lord Cultural Resources has been a partner in planning and executing many parks and conservancies, botanical gardens, horticultural displays, living collection, and other nature-based cultural initiatives. 

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Heritage and Historic Sites

We approach each heritage and history project with fresh eyes, developing and executing plans that are uniquely tailored to the stories that each site has to tell.

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Science Centres

We help plan and create science museums with unique presence and style. We believe in drawing on local culture and context to provide visitors with meaningful, science-rich experiences that inspire and delight.

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Archives and Libraries

We have extensive experience developing and renewing archives and libraries, transforming them into dynamic, engaging spaces and broadening their potential audiences.

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Expos, Festivals and Events

We help design ground-breaking expositions and festivals that show off a locale’s individual identity and reputation to the world. We can assist with master planning, exhibitions, design, programming, and long-term tourism development.

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Architects, Developers and Designers

When projects involve multiple creative partners, we foster collaboration and synergy to take projects further. One shared success always leads to more.

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Other

Some of our most interesting and exciting jobs don’t fit standard categories. If your vision involves ideas not described on this site, or concepts that nobody has attempted before, we are intrigued! And we want to hear from you. Our experience and discipline, far from limiting a blue-sky project, make it much more likely to succeed.

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

The Manual of Digital Museum Planning
Manual of Digital Museum Planning
Edited by Ali Hossaini and Ngaire Blankenberg with Gail Lord and Barry Lord
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The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
By Gail Dexter Lord and Kate Markert
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Cities, Museums and Soft Power
Cities, Museums and Soft Power
By Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg
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