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

MCN-2019
Events / November 5, 2019
Museums Computer Network Annual Conference

Hosted every year since 1968, the Annual Conference is MCN's marquee event and draws over 600 cultural heritage professionals from museums, historic sites and visitor attractions in North America and beyond. Attendees come from all areas of practice, from IT to digital outreach and visitor engagement, to collections, conservation, archival, libraries, curatorial, education, marketing, and more. A must-attend for all professionals in the musetech sector! MCN 2019 will take place in San Diego from November 5-8, 2019.

Sarah Hill, Senior Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources is presenting Culture, Cities and Digital Technologies – Building Strength Through Cross-Discipline, Cross-Sector and Cross-Country Collaboration.

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ICOM Kyoto 20119
Events / September 1, 2019
ICOM Kyoto 2019

Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition

On 1-7 September 2019, Kyoto will be the city to receive some 3,000 participants to the ICOM General Conference. A flood of discussions and exchange of ideas on museum-related issues will sweep the city during the week. From excursions to workshops give you opportunities to engage with other museum professionals and enthusiasts and to broaden your experience and understanding of the museum world.

Gail Lord, President, Lord Cultural Resources is one of the speakers on the session 'Large Impact by Joining Forces'4 September 2019, 13.30 pm (Kyoto International Conference Center).

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Newsletters / July 31, 2019
Celebrating 50 Years Since Apollo 11

The July issue of Cultural News features the celebration of 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. 50 years ago from Saturday, July 20, man first landed on the Moon. Throughout July, museums and cultural organizations from around the world have been celebrating and marking the occasion with programs, exhibits, and showcasing their best moon artifacts. The Aga Khan Museum marked the anniversary with a Moon Landing Festival, including a giant illuminate sculpture of the moon by British artist Luke Jerram. The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum shared the national collection and expertise of staff, the museum sparked conversations exploring the legacy of Neil Armstrong’s first small step and contemplating the next giant leap. The Life Science Centre‏, England, celebrated 50 years of the Moon landing with a week of events, including mini performances about the landing. Some guests even had a chance to touch a genuine Moon rock! The Museum of Nature in Ottawa marked lunar landing's anniversary with glowing 'supermoon'. In case you missed all the exciting #Apollo50th celebrations—or if you'd like to relive some of the fun—check out the ASTC’s roundup of how science centers and museums around the world commemorated the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

James Durbano with the Big Sky Observatory describes the moon landing as a singular moment in human history. "I think that's mankind's, human kind's greatest achievement ever! Or at least to date. It'll be topped when we eventually land on Mars. I think was humanity's greatest achievement so far and it's the 50th Anniversary and I think it's time we go back! (to the moon.)"

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News / July 12, 2019
Remembering Architect Phil Freelon

Lord Cultural Resources mourns the passing of architectural giant, Phil Freelon. Lord began working with Phil and the Freelon Group more than 20 years ago, with the creation of the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. Together Lord and Freelon, developed an institution that asked the world, “When did you first learn you were African?”

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Green Gables
News / June 20, 2019
New Green Gables interpretive centre puts focus on L.M. Montgomery

A new interpretive centre at Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish, P.E.I., will lead visitors to the iconic house, but not before they pass through displays that put P.E.I. author Lucy Maud Montgomery in the spotlight.

Green Gables Heritage Place has been undergoing a major redevelopment over the last three years and the exhibit installation is the last phase of the project. Lord Cultural Resources worked with Green Gables Heritage Place on a Site Redevelopment, Master Plan, Interpretation and Exhibition Design Concept and Content Development.

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Community conversations  Macon 2019
News / June 7, 2019
Here's what a conversation about art and culture in Macon sounds like

About a dozen community members gathered at the South Bibb Recreation Center this week to talk about Macon’s future. This gathering was the third community conversation in the last few weeks led by the Macon Arts Alliance that are supposed to help create a cultural master plan, said Julie Wilkerson, the executive director of the alliance. 

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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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