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.


Events / October 7, 2023
Association of Science and Technology Centers’ 50th year at the annual ASTC conference

Celebrating the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ 50th year at the annual ASTC conference, held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 7 – 10. The conference is one of the premier annual events for science-engagement professionals and leaders in science and technology centers and museums around the world. Don’t miss our sessions!

Read More
Events / October 5, 2023
Western Museums Association Annual Meeting

Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, October 5-8 in Pasadena, California. It’s a fantastic opportunity for those who work in the museum industry to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and learn from each other. Kathleen Brown, Vice President, Lord Cultural Resources, will be one of the event’s hosts. Join us  on Thursday, October 5th, 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Read More
Cultural News Spetember 2023
Newsletters / September 29, 2023
Why Do US Museum Workers Want to Quit?

Employees in the sector increasingly find their jobs exhausting and unfulfilling—but how can they avoid burnout at work? A recent article in The Art Newspaper quoted Lord US Director Holly Shen speaking about the rise of burnout amongst museum and art workers. It's an issue being explored and addressed by Museums Moving Forward, an organization founded by veteran curator and arts administrator Mia Locks that's dedicated to creating a more just museum sector by 2030.

"Another way to address burnout before it snowballs is to bring staff into the strategic planning process, according to Holly Shen, a director at the consulting firm Lord Cultural Resources. That way, staff can help customise the plan and identify potential problems that management might not see."

Read More
Cultural News August 2023
Newsletters / August 31, 2023
Developers selected for Family Court Building project incorporating AAMP, Free Library, and ‘premier lifestyle hotel’

Developers have been selected to revamp the Family Court Building into a hotel. An adjacent lot will hold the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Free Library’s new Children and Family Center.

During Wednesday’s news conference, Mayor Jim Kenney said the parkway location is exactly where the African American Museum should be, not across the street from a prison, where the current facility is located.

“It’s not just African American history, it’s American history,” Kenney said. “It’s just been denied. It’s been ripped out of the history books. This is where it belongs.”

Read More
News / August 15, 2023
Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures is now open

Visitors to the Muskoka region can now explore the area’s Indigenous presence through Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures, a new permanent exhibition created for the Muskoka Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

Read More
Emancipation Day
News / August 1, 2023
Emancipation Day in Canada

In 2021, federal Members of Parliament voted unanimously to make August 1st Emancipation Day. It marks the actual day in 1834 that the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect across the British Empire.


Read More
News / June 30, 2023
Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver, B.C. opens July 1

On July 1st, the Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver, B.C. will open to the public. The museum serves as a testament to Chinese Canadian experiences, contributions and heritage while elevating and engaging with voices and communities across the country. The opening date is a significant one, as it is the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the racist legislation that effectively stopped immigration from China for 24 years in Canada.

Read More
Yvonne and other visitors experiencing the exhibits at the Perlan Museum in Reykjavik
News / June 6, 2023
Team News: Yvonne Tang Brings Expertise to Sheridan's Experiential Design Program

We’re so proud of Yvonne Tang, Director of Visitor Experience, who has joined the Professional Advisory Committee of Sheridan College’s new Experiential Design program. It’s the first offering of its kind in Canada for designers to learn how to create multi-sensory environments that speak to audiences. Integrated design is a vital part of experiential experiences, and this honours bachelor degree centres upon holistic approaches to wayfinding, public installation, placemaking, exhibition design, themed environments and event design.

Read More
Equity Summit 2023
Tools / March 3, 2023
2023 Equity Summit - Joy Bailey-Bryant Keynote

Arts and culture play a tremendous part in Smart Growth America’s mission. Joy’s keynote discusses what practitioners have been taught on the role of arts and culture in cities and explores the following questions: Who is involved? Who is this for? Who gets to decide? How do we as practitioners/how have we democratized these processes in a certain way? 

Watch Video
What's the Big IDEA - Becoming a more inclusive museum
Tools / June 9, 2022
What's the Big IDEA - Becoming a more inclusive museum

Museums, like all organizations, are grappling with the need to be more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible. Because museums are caretakers of cultural history and among society’s most trusted institutions, the moral imperative to live IDEA values is even more urgent. Read this document to learn the key takeaways from a panel discussion on IDEA at the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, moderated by Eve Moros Ortega, Director, Lord Cultural Resources.

Download the PDF


Museums and Galleries

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

View All Services
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. 

View All Services
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. 

View All Services
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.

View All Services
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.

View All Services
Archives and Libraries

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

View All Services
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.

View All Services
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.

View All Services

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.

View All Services


Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Third Edition
Maria Piacente
Read More
Museum Development in China
Museum Development in China
Edited by Gail Dexter Lord, Guan Qiang, An Laishun, Javier Jimenez
Read More
The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
By Gail Dexter Lord and Kate Markert
Read More