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

webinar
Tools / August 15, 2018
Webinar: Museums, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World

Museums today are transitioning from a hard power past to a soft power future. This webinar defines terms like hard power, cultural diplomacy and soft power in the context of museum planning and programming. Through the use of relevant examples Gail Lord demonstrates how museums around the world are utilizing their soft power to influence opinion leaders and improve communities.

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The Four Ws of Strategic Planning
Tools / August 14, 2018
The Four W’s of Strategic Planning

Before you begin a strategic planning process there are some important things to know— What, Why, When and Who. Read this helpful presentation to learn more about what strategic planning is, why conducting a strategic plan can be important, when to conduct a strategic plan, who is involved and what do they do.

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Cultural News July 2018
Newsletters / July 31, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News, we're excited about the positive impacts of Soft Power; Gail Lord presented a sensational webinar about cultural diplomacy, the Soft Power 30 list was released offering insites into our current world, and so much more! Click through to read all of this month's news.

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Do you need a strategic plan?
Tools / July 27, 2018
Do you need a strategic plan?

There are a variety of reasons it might be time for you to update, or create your first strategic plan. If you say yes to one or more of these questions, you may need a strategic plan!

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Soft Power 30
Tools / July 20, 2018
The 2018 Soft Power 30 is out

The 2018 Soft Power 30 is out, and it is the fourth year of the comprehensive ranking of the top 30 countries in the world. Gail Lord, President of Lord Cultural Resources reflects on the report and tells you what it means for your museum or cultural organization.

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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom runs at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights until January 6, 2019. (JESSICA SIGURDSON / CMHR)
News / June 8, 2018
Nelson Mandela Exhibit Opens at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

A new summer exhibit is open to visitors at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights dedicated to the life and history of Nelson Mandela.

"Having initiated this exhibition‎ with the CMHR five years ago, I am delighted to see it come to fruition," said Gail Lord. "Canadians played an important role in supporting Mandela's anti-apartheid struggle. Today we are very happy to be helping the Museum to circulate this exhibition across Canada."

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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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