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Events / May 30, 2018
Soft Power Destination Salon - Malta

How can we use Soft Power to stimulate the creative economy?

Malta is one of the world’s great island fortresses from ancient times to World War II. Yet its very name means ‘refuge’. England is an island fortress that has provided refuge for many over recent centuries. As part of the celebration of Valletta’s Year as European Capital of Culture, Soft Power Destinations Award and Leading Cultural Destinations is hosting a workshop in London to explore how soft power is transforming both cities.


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Events / May 18, 2018
Gail Lord as Keynote Speaker at MAXXI

Gail Dexter Lord, President and Co-Founder will have the honour of being the Keynote speaker at the prestigious contemporary art museum, MAXXI, in Rome, Italy. The talk will take place on May 18, 2018 at 5:30pm and is open to the public.

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American Alliance of Museums 2018 Annual Meeting & Museum Expo
Events / May 6, 2018
American Alliance of Museums 2018 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2018 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo will take place on May 6-9 in Phoenix. Included on this year's schedule is the panel "Encouraging Engagement: A Myriad of Methods" with Joy Bailey-Bryant (Managing Director US, Lord Cultural Resources).

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News / May 5, 2018
Grand Opening of the Nordic Museum

The Nordic Museum in Seattle opened its doors for the first time on May 5th. The Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Dagfinn Høybråten, along with the Danish crown princess, the Icelandic President, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Jorodd Asphjell MP (NO) of the Nordic Council and the Nordic ambassadors to the United States attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the official opening of the new museum.

See the Nordic Co-operation for more details about the Grand Opening.

Start planning your visit to the Nordic Museum!

Cultural News April 2018
Newsletters / April 30, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News, our top stories are about how civil rights and equality can be memorialized, as seen by the opening of the powerful new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama and new exhibitions at Tennessee’s National Civil Rights Museum. We’re also paying attention to the impact of soft power on Amazon’s shortlist for their new headquarters, getting excited about North America’s best parks and gardens, and much more!

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Images: Bank of Canada via Flickr
News / March 8, 2018
Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Viola Desmond featured on new $10 bill

The first regularly circulated Canadian bank note to feature a human rights theme was unveiled on Thursday March 8thInternational Women’s Day. The $10 bill displays a portrait of human rights defender Viola Desmond, and on the reverse an image of Lord project, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

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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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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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