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

Newsletters / June 30, 2020

This month, along with our usual roundup of culture-sector news, we are focusing on stories related to Black lives matter and to the movement to fight back against anti-Black racism. Our feature story highlights a new Fellowship created in partnership between Lord Cultural Resources and the Association of African American Museums.
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Art World in Times of Crisis – Roles and Responsibilities
Events / June 29, 2020
Art World in Times of Crisis – Roles and Responsibilities

This online discussion will focus on the challenges the art world faces as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Speakers will discuss innovations and forward-looking opportunities for cultural tourism, cultural institutions, and the art sector generally.

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Juneteenth,
Events / June 19, 2020
Juneteenth Holiday Celebration

June 19th also known as Juneteenth, is a day of remembrance to commemorate the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the Confederacy two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Here is a presentation on the history and importance of this day and on the ongoing fight for equality and inclusion.

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Tools / May 21, 2020
IMD WEBINAR: MUSEUMS FOR DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, AND INCLUSION

Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources, delivered a keynote presented in association with Mumbai’s Nehru Science Centre. Her talk builds on this year’s International Museum Day theme of “Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.”

“I am honoured to be invited by the Nehru Science Centre to make a presentation about equity and inclusion in one of the most diverse countries in the world,” says Gail Lord. “Our work with India’s cultural institutions has been inspiring in fulfilling our company’s founding principle: that museums are for people.” Gail will addresses issues that impact the museum world today, such as migration, and international cooperation.

 

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News / May 14, 2020
Lord’s COO and Senior Practice Leader Kathleen Brown quoted in Canadian Art Magazine

Getting ready to reopen your museum or gallery? Here are some Canadian examples and resources from Lord's COO and Senior Practice Leader Kathleen Brown, to help you get started!

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Lord Cultural Resources is launching a new suite of services
News / April 29, 2020
Lord launches new services to help cultural institutions recover and thrive

Lord Cultural Resources is launching a new suite of services to help cultural institutions emerge from the pandemic shutdown stronger and more resilient than they began. The services address immediate concerns about engaging with audiences, supporters, and communities, as well as longer-term strategies for reopening, adapting, and thriving in the months and years to come.

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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

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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