NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
OUR ROLE: MASTER PLAN, NATIONWIDE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, EXPERIENCE PLANLearn More
DATES: 2008, 2011-2013
OPENED: SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
PERLAN MUSEUM OF ICELANDIC NATURAL WONDERS
OUR ROLE: EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENTLearn More
PHASE 1 OPENED: JULY 2ND, 2017.
WHAT'S NEW AT LORD: NEW PROJECTS, NEW IDEAS
Holly Block, Executive Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts passed away Friday October 6th, at her home in Manhattan due to Breast Cancer.
We had the pleasure to work with Holly on audience development in anticipation of the expansion of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.Read More
On September 2017, 2017, Canada inaugurated its first national Holocaust Monument, in Ottawa, an endeavour ten years in the making. A grassroots campaign to build the monument was launched in 2007 by a student at the University of Ottawa, Laura Grossman, and construction on the project began last year. It was supported by the National Holocaust Monument Development Council, with matching funds from the Canadian Government. The concept of monument, landscape of loss, memory and survival, came from Toronto-based Lord Cultural Resources, and was chosen in 2014 from a shortlist that included proposals from the architects David Adjaye and Ron Arad.
Read the Art Newspaper's article about the Monument
Read more news about our journey to Canada's Holocaust Monument
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today inaugurated the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. The monument serves to honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and the important lessons it so painfully taught us.Read More
MAC has set up a Facebook page to disseminate general information regarding recovery resources and the state of the heritage institutions and collections that represent the history and heritage of their member institutions and the countries in the region.
We wish to express our sympathy to all in the Greater Caribbean affected by huricane Irma (and, happening just now, Maria).
The National Holocaust Monument will be Canada’s first national monument dedicated to the Holocaust. Located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, the Monument will honour and commemorate those who were murdered under Nazi tyranny as well as acknowledge those survivors who were able to come to Canada. The monument is set to be Innaugerated on September 27th, 2017. And will be open to the public on September 28th.
This thought piece by Gail Dexter Lord and Dov Goldstein, reflects on Lord Cultural Resources' journey towards the creation of the National Holocaust Monument in Canada-- from the initial Request for Qualifications through to opening day. This includes the development of the right team, and concept, in order to strike a balance between the Holocaust's universal significance and the Canadian context.Read More
Congratulations to the City of Chicago for their 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennale, recommended by Lord in the Chicago Cultural Plan, opening on September 16th, 2017. This is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. This year’s Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “Make New History.”Read More
It is with extraordinary pride, and great pleasure that Lord Cultural Resources announces that Gail Dexter Lord was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada today. The induction ceremony was held today at Rideau Hall, and was conducted by Governor General His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Gail was named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to museum planning and management and for her work in supporting the cultural sector in Canada and abroad.Read More
Prime Minister Trudeau was at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg to announce a $35 million investment by the Canadian Government to build Canada’s Diversity Gardens. Telling the stories of all Canadians, Canada’s Diversity Gardens will showcase our nation’s extraordinary multicultural heritage and allow visitors to discover how plants have shaped the life and identity of their own culture, community and their country – past, present and future.Read More
The third annual Soft Power 30 index has been released by Portland Communications in partnership with Facebook. The Index is the world’s most comprehensive comparative assessment of global soft power, it combines objective data and international polling to build the clearest picture of global soft power to date. This year’s index features the article “The soft power of museums” by Gail Lord, President and co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources, in which she emphasizes how cultural institutions leave their mark.Read More
The Leading Culture Destinations Awards – or “The Oscars for museums” – are back September 29th, and the incredible shortlist of nominees for the Soft Power Destinations of the Year category have been announced.
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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
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
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