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WHAT'S NEW AT LORD: NEW PROJECTS, NEW IDEAS
Kevin Patterson, Vice Chair of the City of Charlotte Arts and Culture Advisory Board, shares news of the board’s selection of Lord Cultural Resources to lead the development of the city’s cultural plan.Read More
Lord Cultural Resources would like to congratulate Janis Monture for receiving the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers! Since 2005, Janis Monture has been an active member of the Six Nations of the Grand River community, serving on the executive boards of numerous foundations dedicated to promoting and protecting Indigenous heritage in the Greater Toronto Area. She is also an avid promoter of Indigenous arts, and volunteers with the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Planet IndigenUS. Janis is a founding board member of the BIPOC Fellowship, which presents new leadership opportunities for BIPOC professionals in the Canadian arts and culture sectors.Read More
Technology allows arts organizations to tell stories better, to share knowledge, to understand audiences, and to increase operational efficiency. To harness the possibilities of technology, organizations need to understand their own internal capabilities, incorporate digital assessment into their strategic vision, and plan for future digital opportunities. Now more than ever, it is critical for arts organizations to adopt digital tools and technologies to improve their operational efficacy , engage audiences, and innovate new ways of artistic presentation.View Resource
The inaugural Museums/Musées Canada Summit took place in Kitchener from April 3– 6, 2022. Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder, Lord Cultural Resources spoke at the summit on The New Context for Revisiting History Museums. Read her presentation to learn more about the challenges history museums are facing today and some ideas for a path forward.Read presentation
Listen to a discussion with Prof. Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum on the Parthenon Marbles; also, what should museums be and what can they offer the public, with museum consultant Gail Lord and Paul Denis, Assistant Curator, Greek and Roman Galleries at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Under increasing pressure to right past wrongs and repatriate the cultural objects they house, museums find themselves on the cusp potentially of a great letting go – not only of artifacts, but of old roles. What then? A Q&A with Museum expert Gail Lord discusses unlocking the way forward, even as museums consider unlocking their vaults.
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We work with you through visioning, planning, and implementation phases to create new cultural landmarks, weaving presence into the surrounding community.View All Services
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
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
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
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
We have extensive experience developing and renewing archives and libraries, transforming them into dynamic, engaging spaces and broadening their potential audiences.View All Services
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
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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
This has been, by far, the most comprehensive and thought provoking process that I have been involved with. Joy and her team will challenge conventional thinking, push creative ideas and solutions that are realistic to achieve, and ensure that established timelines are adhered to. Joy was masterful in structuring the conversations and identifying co-chairs to ensure the focus always remained in the purpose at hand, Weeksville."Tim Simons, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Weeksville Heritage Center
"Longwood Gardens chose Lord Cultural Resources as its planning partner, because it was the only firm that could truly provide the depth and quality of comprehensive planning services that we needed to achieve our planning goal."Paul B. Redman, Director, Longwood Gardens
"Lord Cultural Resources contributed an efficient methodology and a multi-disciplinary approach that made it possible to integrate the expectations and viewpoints about the Museum’s operations from representative spheres of the local society and the museum world in general."Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director General, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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