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WHAT'S NEW AT LORD: NEW PROJECTS, NEW IDEAS
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Bailey-Bryant to the position of President of Lord US, effective today. From day one, Lord Cultural Resources has placed people at the center of museums and cultural strategy. Joy embodies our “pro-people” values in every way. We are fortunate to have such a talented, visionary leader to drive our growth in the United States.Read More
A symbol of Mi'kmaw culture will be front and centre when the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia opens on Halifax's waterfront in the coming years. The winning design for the new $130-million gallery includes a peaked hat shape at the entrance of the building, reminiscent of the headdress worn by Mi'kmaw women.
The design team, led by KPMB Architects, was one of three groups that submitted competing proposals for the new gallery. The winning proposal was the unanimous choice of an international jury.
Lord Cultural Resources is part of the larger team in charge of Exhibition Development and Design.Read More
On November 11th we mark Remembrance Day, Veterans Day and Armistice Day- Brad King reflects on the role and evolution of Military Museums in sharing the histories of war and peace.Read More
Watch Gail Lord & her guests from India, USA and Canada at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020 in a discussion about Soft Power. Soft power is the ability to impact behaviour through influence, persuasion and agenda-setting. Countries tend to build walls while cities build bridges, especially in our current period of mass migration. Gail Lord, founder of Lord Cultural Resources and leader of the soft power movement, interviews three pioneering public servants who understand how soft power works and bring it to life.Watch Recording
True disruption is not temporary: the changes wrought by a once-in-a-century pandemic, a transformative societal movement to fight anti-Black racism, and the accelerating pace of human-driven climate change have left many cultural institutions reeling with the knowledge that they cannot — and should not — return to business as usual, even if and when the current maelstroms abate.
“It would be a mistake to try to reopen the same museum that we closed. This is an opportunity to leapfrog over where we were into some new realm,” said Judy Gradwohl, President and CEO of the San Diego Natural History Museum. She was speaking at a virtual Summit on the Future of Natural History Museums and Science Centers facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources.Read More
During the Fostering Leadership online talk, Gail Lord discusses the impact the current crisis situation had on the global trends in culture, what lessons we learned and what we should take with us to the future.Watch Webinar
WE WORK WITH...
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
This has been, by far, the most comprehensive and thought provoking process that I have been involved with. Joy and her team will challenge conventional thinking, push creative ideas and solutions that are realistic to achieve, and ensure that established timelines are adhered to. Joy was masterful in structuring the conversations and identifying co-chairs to ensure the focus always remained in the purpose at hand, Weeksville."Tim Simons, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Weeksville Heritage Center
"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
"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