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

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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AAAM 2019
Events / August 7, 2019
Association of African American Museums Annual Conference 2019

The Association of African American Museums is excited to announce plans for its 41st Annual Conference, August 7-10, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. The theme of the Conference, Roots of Revolution: Reaching Back | Pushing Forward, signifies a chance to usefully look to our shared past to inform and empower the crafting of our futures amid challenging times.

Joy Bailey Bryant, Vice President, Lord Cultural Resources will be moderating the panel Tragedy and Tourism: Reconciliation and Resilience.

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Media Ethics 2019
Events / June 27, 2019
Media Ecology Association 20th Annual Convention

The Media Ecology Association 20th Annual Convention is taking place on 27-30 June 2019 in Toronto. This year’s theme “Media Ethics. Human Ecology in a Connected World”. Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources is on the Honourary Committee for the conference.

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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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Lonnie Bunch III
Newsletters / May 31, 2019
Lonnie Bunch III Set To Become Smithsonian Institution's First Black Secretary

This month's issue of Cultural News features the fantastic news that Lonnie G. Bunch III is set to take the helm at the Smithsonian Institution. The organization, a public-private partnership that has established and maintains many of the best-known museums in the U.S., unveiled its next secretary at a news conference Tuesday: Lonnie G. Bunch III, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will take over the day-to-day administration of the Smithsonian's 19 museums, 21 libraries and the National Zoo — among other operations.

Gail Lord, President of Lord Cultural congratulated Lonnie saying "Your appointment signals a new day for Museums in America and around the world".

“We are thrilled that Lonnie Bunch will be the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Just as he helped us to see American history through African American eyes, we are looking forward to the way that he will continue to open up "America's attic," sharing stories through the lens of all people” added Joy Bailey-Bryant, Vice President of Lord Cultural.

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CMA Keynote Speech
Tools / April 25, 2019
The Museums of the Future or the Future of Museums

Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources, delivered the keynote speech for the 2019 Canadian Museums Association National Conference in Toronto on The Museums of the Future or the Future of Museums. Click the link to download the speech.

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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

Cities, Museums and Soft Power
Cities, Museums and Soft Power
By Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg
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The Manual of Museum Learning
The Manual of Museum Learning
Second Edition
By Brad King and Barry Lord
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Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Second Edition
Edited by Barry Lord and Maria Piacente
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