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

2019 MAC Conference and Annual General Meeting
Events / November 12, 2019
2019 MAC Conference and Annual General Meeting

The Museum: Identity Marker, Actor of Cultural and Socio-economic Development in the Caribbean and its Diasporas

The 2019 MAC Conference and Annual General Meeting will take place in Fort-de-France, Martinique from
November 12-16, 2019

Sarah Hill, Senior Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources is presenting Museums in the Digital Age: Developing Strategies for the Future. 

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Newsletters / October 31, 2019
International African American Museum Breaks Ground Amid Fanfare

This month's issue of Cultural News features the International African American Museum (IAAM) that held its groundbreaking ceremony Friday, October 25th at 10 a.m. The overflow crowd included friends and supporters from over the nearly twenty years the IAAM has been in development. Honored guests included Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Congressman Joe Cunningham (D-SC), Governor Henry McMaster (R-SC), Mayor John Tecklenburg (Charleston, SC), former Charleston mayor Joe Riley, and Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown, Sierra Leone). The IAAM will tell the story of the hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans who were taken from West Africa, entered North America in Charleston, SC, endured hardship and cruelty, and then contributed so significantly to the greatness of America and the world. The Museum will honor the site where these enslaved Africans arrived and thousands died, tell their untold stories, and in doing so, will promote compassion and empathy among all people. “I argued that this had to be an African American museum,” said Congressman Clyburn. “It cannot just be about the institution of slavery. It has to be about what African Americans are, can be, and will be.”

IAAM engaged Lord Cultural Resources to prepare a strategic business and facility plan to support architectural and exhibition planning and design, projecting attendance, operating revenues and expenses for the Museum. See Our Work with International African American Museum.

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News / October 30, 2019
A collection of young thinkers about city building

Over the past two years, Sidewalk Toronto has brought some important questions about cities – and our collective futures – into sharp focus. Some of those questions are new; others we’ve been asking for a long time. This is a collection of ideas to help build on and continue these discussions.

Gail Lord is one of more than 90 urban thought leaders invited to contribute an entry to this collection. The entries are presented in tables, to represent conversations that might happen over a meal. Read Gail's entry "Building Livable Communities" as part of the discussion at Table 14.

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News / October 24, 2019
A New Initiative to Use Technology to Reach New Audiences

The National Ballet of Canada announced the launch of Digital Reach, an exciting, multi-organization project to examine how the arts and culture sector can use screen technologies to reach new and existing audiences. 

Lord Cultural Resources partnered with Nordicity and OCAD University on the project.

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Events / October 10, 2019
Powerful Mandela exhibition opens October 10 at the Meridian Arts Centre in Toronto

A new exhibition at the Meridian Arts Centre opening in Toronto on October 10 immerses visitors in Nelson Mandela’s profound struggle for freedom and equality. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom was originally created for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Toronto now becomes the first stop on the exhibition’s multi-year North American tour, which is being managed by Lord Cultural Resources.

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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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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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