Brooklyn Children’s Museum
PROJECT DATE: 2002, 2018-19Learn More
OUR ROLE: FACILITIES PLAN, BUSINESS PLAN, STRATEGIC PLAN
LOUVRE ABU DHABI, SAADIYAT ISLAND
OPENED: 2017Learn More
OUR ROLE: CONCEPT PLAN, FACILITIES STRATEGY, GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
Tennessee State Museum
OPENED: 2018Learn More
OUR ROLE: STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN, STRATEGIC PLAN, MASTER PLAN, DESIGN REVIEW, EXHIBITIONS MANAGEMENT AND PROCUREMENT
National Holocaust Monument
OPENED: 2017Learn More
OUR ROLE: VISIONING, INTERPRETIVE PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT
PERLAN MUSEUM, ICELAND
OPENED: 2017Learn More
OUR ROLE: EXHIBITIONS, MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION
Dallas Cultural Plan
PROJECT DATE: 2017-18Learn More
OUR ROLE: CULTURAL PLANNING, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Opened: November 10, 2019Learn More
Our Role: Turn-key Exhibition Design
WHAT'S NEW AT LORD: NEW PROJECTS, NEW IDEAS
Four nights | 10 Speakers | Hundreds of Ideas
At this free event you will hear from and engage with international leaders who have successfully implemented transformational change in other communities.
The series, part of a larger project that is aimed at developing the Brampton 2040 Plan to implementing the Brampton 2040 Vision, that followed extensive public engagement in the fall of 2017.
The Brampton 2040 Vision was endorsed by Council in May of 2018. Brampton 2040 depicts a more sustainable, urban, vibrant and economically successful direction for the City. Building upon the 2040 engagement process, the objective of these events is to share ideas with the community as to how we can move from vision to action.
Brad King, Vice President with Lord Cultural Resources, is speaking as part of series on February 5, 2020.Read More
Lord Cultural Resources conducted our first strategy for a children's museum in 1983. Since then we have completed more than 90 projects for children's museums in 12 countries.
The Children’s Museum Award presented by Hands On! And EMA prize is an exciting international prize – celebrating exceptional and excellent children’s exhibition programmes. Apply before February 15 to have your museum recognized. The winner of the Miffy Trophy will receive a 5000€ cash prize.Read More
As January draws to a close and we begin to mark Black History Month, this issue of Cultural News features the International African American Museum. Construction has begun on this prestigious project, which has been designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners to honour the site at which enslaved Africans were brought into the US. Initially proposed in 2000 and now scheduled for completion in late 2021, the 41,800sq ft (3,900sq m) facility is being constructed on Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston, South Carolina. It is estimated that up to 80 per cent of African Americans in the US today can trace their ancestry to the wharf.
“For many Africans headed into the forced labor of slavery, Gadsden’s Wharf was the beginning, the landing place, after a treacherous Transatlantic journey. The International African American Museum at this site is an incredibly important opportunity to connect America — especially the nearly 80% of African Americans, that can potentially trace an ancestor to arrival in Charleston — with the stories of ancestors whose names we will never know,” said Joy Bailey Bryant, Vice President at Lord Cultural Resources.
Lord Cultural Resources is proud to be a trusted partner with IAAM, having completed the Business Plan in 2018 in preparation for groundbreaking.Read More
Museums improve urban spaces - we must ensure that their soft power isn’t used as a force for gentrification. Today there are somewhere between 50,000 and 80,000 museums in the world, depending on how you count them and what you count. There have been two main museum-building booms: the first, in the global north and west, occurred between 1780 and 1900, stim-ulated by nation-building and colonialism as royal col-lections were transformed into national museums. The second, which started in 1980 and is still going, is fuelled by urbanisation and rising urban real-estate values world-wide; in 2008 we became majority urban dwellers for the first time in history as the number of people living in cities surpassed 50 per cent.Read More
It’s fitting that America’s first true museum hotel is at one of America’s very best museums, and a longtime personal favorite of mine, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. If you haven’t been, go, and if you have been, go back - this was my fourth visit, and every time there are new exhibits and in many cases, entire new wings or buildings. Last year TripAdvisor users named it the nation’s third best museum behind only New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at Number One, the 9/11 Museum (also an amazing can’t miss experience).
Congratulations to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lord Cultural Resources is so proud to have worked with you to develop your campus and your leaning strategies.Read More
Check out this article on building livable communities through soft power by Gail Lord on page 26 at the current issue of Heritage Matters: Rethink. Revitalize.Read More
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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
"I can't tell you how it feels to be receiving this beautifully designed document with so much of the Rancho's future wrapped up in its contents. Thank you for all your wisdom and gentle encouragement to bring this to fruition."Freda Hinsche Otto, Executive Director, Rancho los Alamitos
"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