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A compilation of photos showing Military Museums, Monuments and Memorials
News / November 11, 2020
Reflecting on the Role of Military Museums on Veterans'​/ Remembrance/ Armistice Day

On November 11th we mark Rememberance 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. 

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Mandela Exhibition
Newsletters / October 30, 2020
U.S. premiere of Mandela exhibition on view now at Holocaust Museum Houston

The premiere of “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom,” at Holocaust Museum Houston is finally here.

The rich sensory experience uses imagery, soundscape, digital media and objects to explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa, as well as its relevance to issues of today.

On view now through Jan. 3, at Holocaust Museum Houston’s Lester and Sue Smith Campus, at 5401 Caroline Street, visitors can experience the tiny cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, take a stand in front of a giant 22-foot-long, 9-foot-tall armored vehicle, make a virtual protest poster on a digital light table, or enter a secret apartment for freedom fighters forced underground.

Lord Cultural Resources provided the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with tour management services for this travelling exhibition, including developing an offer package, identifying and coordinating venues, and managing tour schedules and logistics.

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Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020
Tools / October 7, 2020

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.

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Virtual Summit Future of Science Museums
Tools / September 30, 2020
The future of Natural History and Science Museums

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.

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Fostering Leadership
Tools / September 16, 2020
“Fostering Leadership”: online talk with Gail Lord

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.

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AAMC video
Tools / September 16, 2020
Responding: Process, Legalities and Engagement

In this video, we discuss the steps and process that organizations move through in responding to inquiries and feedback. In pulling back the curtain, we will look at PR, Human Resources, and Social Media roles in responding to crisis and controversy. Conversation will also seek ways forward in transparency towards answering to public and staff questions.

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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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