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CMA Keynote Speech
Paper / Cultural Change / Museum Planning / Soft Power
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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Digital Museum Visitor Experience
Paper / Museum Planning
Defining Your Digital Museum Visitor Experience

This digital transformation has also had a fundamental, cross-cutting impact on contemporary museum practice from our approaches in collections, operations, and facility management to our need for new skills, audience engagement, income generation, and even how we now measure success. Read this article by Sarah Hill to learn more about Defining Your Digital Museum Visitor Experience Strategy.

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Our Journey Toward Canada's Holocaust Monument
Paper / Cultural Planning
Our Journey Toward Canada's Holocaust Monument

The National Holocaust Monument will be Canada’s first national monument dedicated to the Holocaust. Located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, the Monument will honour and commemorate those who were murdered under Nazi tyranny as well as acknowledge those survivors who were able to come to Canada. Gail Dexter Lord and Dov Goldstein, reflect on Lord Cultural Resources' journey towards the creation of the National Holocaust Monument in Canada.

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Constructive conservation
Paper / Heritage
Constructive conservation – a model for developing heritage assets

This paper outlines a conceptual model for adaptive reuse of heritage assets which has been produced in an effort to fill a gap in information, address the complexity of developing heritage assets and encourage more responsible and responsive treatment of heritage assets.

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Art in Healthcare & Wellness Settings
Paper / Exhibitions
Art in Healthcare & Wellness Settings

Significant research and initiatives have identified evidence of the benefits of art in health care settings. This resource cites these benefits, noting positive health outcomes across key groups in the hospital, including patients, visiting family members and friends, hospital staff and providers, and the public.

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Gail Lord at Shenzhen
Paper / Cultural Change
UNESCO High-Level Forum on Museums- How can you adopt the Shenzhen Declaration?

The inaugural meeting of UNESCO’s High-Level Forum on Museums was held in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. The result of the Forum was the Shenzhen Declaration. Learn how can you adopt the Declaration's principles.

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Childhood Learning at Museums. Image: Herb Byers
Paper / Museum Planning
Childhood Learning at Museums

Museums are embracing their roles as spaces for informal learning, encouraging dialogue, participation, and co-curation from attendees. Brad King reports how these new trends improve children's learning in museums. Research presented at the Oxford Roundtable, March 2015

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Image: Kevin Dooley / Source: Flickr
Paper / Art and Energy
Energy and Cultural Heritage: How Values Change

Art and energy - the similarities are more than you think. A precursor to his publication, Art and Energy, Barry Lord explains his research on the ways in which energy sources have affected the perception and appreciation of cultural heritage.

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The Impact of Civil Society Models on Museum Management and Leadership
Paper / Strategic Planning
The Impact of Civil Society Models on Museum Management and Leadership

In this paper, Gail Lord proposes that a "civil society model" is the most appropriate strategy for the governance and management of today's museums, especially those adapting to 21st century realities.

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