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

The 2018 International Human Rights Museum and ICOM COMCOL Conference
Events / September 26, 2018
Gail Dexter Lord as Keynote Speaker at the 2018 FIHRM and ICOM COMCOL Conference

Gail Dexter Lord will be giving the keynote address at the 2018 Federation of International Human Rights Museums and ICOM COMCOL Conference on September 26thJoin approximately 250 member institutions of FIHRM, and museum professionals and associated of ICOM COMCOL, from all continents of the world, to discuss controversial global issues impacting museums, collections, and human rights, and confront them with a collective voice.

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Fire at Museu Nacional
News / September 13, 2018
Cultural News - Special Edition: National Museum of Brazil Fire

On September 2, 2018 a massive fire broke out in Brazil, consuming the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil. This Special Edition of Cultural News is a curated collection of stories about this devastating event and its implications to the field. 

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Strategic Planning Workbook
Tools / September 5, 2018
Strategic Planning Workbook

Action planning can be the most difficult part of the strategic planning process. That’s why we have designed the Strategic Planning Workbook to give you and your staff a guide to helping ensure your goals become reality. Download this excel template and put your plans into action!

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Cultural News, August 2018
Newsletters / August 31, 2018
The Draft Dallas Cultural Plan is Live

Facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources and led by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), the release of the Draft Dallas Cultural Plan is a high point in a yearlong cultural planning effort, which included in-depth regional, national and international research, engagement across every zip code and district in the city, analysis of City plans and collaboration with Dallas residents, artists, organizations, City staff and leaders.

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King Abdulaziz Center
News / August 24, 2018
Four Lord Projects on Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places 2018

Time Magazine has assembled their firs annual list of the World’s Greatest Places and four former clients of Lord Cultural Resources have made the list!

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Quantum: The Exhibition
News / August 18, 2018
QUANTUM: The Exhibition opens at the Ontario Science Centre

QUANTUM: The Exhibition opens at the Ontario Science Centre on August 18th. Exploring the current research and results of the scientists who study at the quantum level—the unseen world around us made-up of particles, forces and fields—to understand the natural world.

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News / September 29, 2017
Soft Power Destinations Winners Announced!

The Leading Culture Destinations Awards – or “The Oscars for museums” – have been decided and three incredible organizations have won this year’s Soft Power Destinations of the Year awards.

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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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