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Events / July 30, 2020
Gardens for a Changing World: A Biweekly Webinar Series

Inclusive Gardens in Unconventional Spaces

Join the Garden Conservancy, Lord Cultural Resources, and some of the most preeminent thought leaders in the gardening world for a four-part, biweekly webinar series exploring the new role of gardens in our changing world.

The series is designed to stimulate thoughtful conversations about the role of gardens, both private and public, in a world that is experiencing seismic ecological, economic, social, and cultural change.

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Tools / July 28, 2020
DISCOVERY: Meeting people where they are - A Free Knight Foundation Webinar

What does engaging a community look like amid a pandemic — and what does it mean for the future? On Episode 5 of DISCOVERY, a weekly show by the Knight Foundation, Priya Sircar, Director/Arts at the Knight Foundation will host Joy Bailey-Bryant, Vice President and managing director of Lord Cultural Resources. Together, they’ll explore how to effectively engage our communities in creating an equitable future.

Vienna Art Week Webinar
Tools / July 14, 2020
“Art World in Times of Crisis- Roles and Responsibilities”- Can’t miss webinar from Vienna Art Week

In the Online-Talk “Art World in Times of Crisis – Roles and Responsibilities“ Sabine Haag, Gail Lord, Norbert Kettner and Robert Punkenhofer discuss current challenges and opportunities in post corona times.

The challenges facing the art world as a result of the current corona pandemic are the focus of the online discussion. The discussion will pay special attention to innovations and potentials that the crisis brings with it as forward-looking opportunities for the art world in general, cultural tourism and cultural institutions in particular. This explosive topic will be discussed by Sabine Haag (Director General of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna), Gail Lord (President of Lord Cultural Resources, Toronto), Norbert Kettner (Director of the Vienna Tourist Board). The panel will be moderated by Robert Punkenhofer (Artistic Director of the Vienna Art Week).

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Newsletters / June 30, 2020

This month, along with our usual roundup of culture-sector news, we are focusing on stories related to Black lives matter and to the movement to fight back against anti-Black racism. Our feature story highlights a new Fellowship created in partnership between Lord Cultural Resources and the Association of African American Museums.

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Tools / May 21, 2020

Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources, delivered a keynote presented in association with Mumbai’s Nehru Science Centre. Her talk builds on this year’s International Museum Day theme of “Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.”

“I am honoured to be invited by the Nehru Science Centre to make a presentation about equity and inclusion in one of the most diverse countries in the world,” says Gail Lord. “Our work with India’s cultural institutions has been inspiring in fulfilling our company’s founding principle: that museums are for people.” Gail will addresses issues that impact the museum world today, such as migration, and international cooperation.


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Lord Cultural Resources is launching a new suite of services
News / April 29, 2020
Lord launches new services to help cultural institutions recover and thrive

Lord Cultural Resources is launching a new suite of services to help cultural institutions emerge from the pandemic shutdown stronger and more resilient than they began. The services address immediate concerns about engaging with audiences, supporters, and communities, as well as longer-term strategies for reopening, adapting, and thriving in the months and years to come.

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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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