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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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Chinatown, San Francisco, California
Newsletters / April 30, 2021
Looking ahead to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This annual celebration means more than ever this year in light of a recent rise in anti-Asian violence in the US, Canada, and elsewhere. We invite you to start the month off right by visiting this beautiful portal into current exhibits, collections, and other materials related to Asian and Pacific American heritage. We thank the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who joined together to create this outstanding tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who enrich America's history — and its future.

Lord Cultural Resources has been honoured to work with many great museums and cultural centers across North America preserve the history, heritage and culture of Asian Americans, including the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and the Asia Society.

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Tools / April 13, 2021
Women’s History Month 2021

Each day during Women’s History Month, our Lord Cultural Resources team celebrated a woman who has made the world a better place through culture. We received such a wonderful response to our posts (65.2k views in total) that we decided to create a poster so that all of us can continue to be inspired by these cultural leaders.

Thank you for all that you do to make the world a better place through culture. We hope that this poster will continue to inspire you in the days and years ahead.

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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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CAM Exploring Social Impact Summit
Tools / April 7, 2021
CAM Exploring Social Impact Summit

This year’s CAM Social Impact summit explored how museums are serving their communities in new ways, particularly in response to the pandemic, and how they are assessing their social impact. Our Senior Practice Leader, Kathleen Brown, facilitated an interactive session that included a live interactive word cloud contributed to by all participants. The word cloud summarizes session learnings that resonated most with summit goers. Check out the results of the breakout sessions below.

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Tools / April 1, 2021
Culture Bridge, Part Two: A Significant Public Landscape in Oakland

A miniseries between the Garden Conservancy and leading experts who are leveraging the power of gardens to transform the world. In this second segment, the Garden Conservancy's James Brayton Hall is joined by Joy Bailey-Bryant, Lord Cultural Resources, and Lori Fogarty, the Oakland Museum of California.

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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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