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Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2021
Events / September 13, 2021
Creative Bureaucracy Festival

The Creative Bureaucracy Festival celebrates outstanding innovation in the public sector and its contribution to a better, more sustainable, and more just world. It brings together bureaucrats and their allies – those who, at all levels of government, fight for the common good and make a difference.

The 4th edition of the Festival will take place from 13-17 September 2021. The event will be hosted digitally, meaning you can participate from anywhere in the world! Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder, and Joy Bailey-Bryant, President US at Lord will be both speaking at the event. Click here to learn more about their sessions and to register.

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Level 5 Strategy Interview with Gail Lord
Tools / September 2, 2021
Making the world a better place through “Soft Power” – An Interview with the world’s foremost museum planner Gail Lord

Join Gail Lord as she reflects on the origins of Lord Cultural Resources and the role of modern museums today, in these two interviews hosted by Level5 Strategy, a leading Toronto-based strategy and transformation consulting firm.

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The Leaf
Newsletters / August 31, 2021
City Park turns over a new leaf

Assiniboine Park has turned over a new leaf by opening its Leaf Gardens as part of the Diversity Gardens project, centred around the new Leaf building currently under construction. Read about our Work with Diversity Gardens

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Events / July 1, 2021
Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience makes its World premiere in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Opening early summer for a limited engagement, this magnificent production was created by Canada’s Normal Studio and produced by Beyond Exhibitions.

To receive early access to tickets, sign up now at www.MonetToronto.com

We are grateful for the generous support of Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment, which is donating a portion of ticket sales from their upcoming immersive Monet exhibition to support the BIPOC Fellowship

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Culture Break
News / May 18, 2021
CULTURE BREAK A new interview series for culture-sector professionals

In celebration of International Museum Day, we are pleased to announce Lord’s new video series, “Culture Break.” Each week, we will feature a member of our team in dialogue with thought leaders from some of the 2,700 institutions we have worked with over the years. Hear from some of the most innovative, forward-looking professionals at art, science, and history museums, zoos and botanical gardens, museums of social justice and human rights, cultural centres, and libraries all over the world.

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News / April 8, 2021
Lord and Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue announce new BIPOC Fellowship

Presenting new leadership opportunities for BIPOC professionals in the Canadian arts and culture sectors.

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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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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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Museum Development in China
Museum Development in China
Edited by Gail Dexter Lord, Guan Qiang, An Laishun, Javier Jimenez
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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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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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