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Cultural News

Cultural News is a monthly global round-up of what's happening in culture to help you be up to date with current topics and trends. Excerpts are directly quoted from the articles – here you can browse through the featured stories and access the full issues.

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2018 Issues

Cultural News / December 31, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News we feature a successful bid by the Bermuda National Trust that resulted in Bermuda being chosen as the venue for the International Conference of National Trusts 2019, which is expected to include 150 representatives of conservation organisations from around the world. Gail Lord, President and Co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources will be one the plenary speakers at this conference. We are currently working with Bermuda Tourism Authority on a Strategic Action Plan.

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Vanity Fair November 2018 issue
Cultural News / November 30, 2018

In the November issue of Cultural News we cover the Vanity Fair on Art article The Real Value of an Old Master where Gail Lord is interviewed and quoted extensively by Christina Ruiz; the adoption of the Dallas Cultural Plan; Canada’s new $10 banknote featuring the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; and many other news. Read the full issue below.

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Tennesee State Museum Opening
Cultural News / October 31, 2018

In the October issue of Cultural News, we cover the new Tennesse State Museum, which opened to the public on October 4th, and includes state-of-art exhibits, back-of-house spaces, classrooms, digital theater, and prime rental facilities. Lord Cultural Resources developed the Master Plan upon which the new Museum is built. Read the full issue below.

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Cultural News / September 28, 2018

In this month’s Cultural News, our top stories celebrate the accomplishments of our clients! There have been new openings for the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Ottawa Art Gallery, positive feedback on the Draft Dallas Cultural Plan, and a surprise donation of almost 5,000 artworks for the University of California Irvine. Amid so many exciting new opportunities, we are also mourning the loss of the National Museum of Brazil after a tragic fire earlier this month.

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Cultural News, August 2018
Cultural News / August 31, 2018

Facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources and led by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), the release of the Draft Dallas Cultural Plan is a high point in a yearlong cultural planning effort, which included in-depth regional, national and international research, engagement across every zip code and district in the city, analysis of City plans and collaboration with Dallas residents, artists, organizations, City staff and leaders.

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Cultural News July 2018
Cultural News / July 31, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News, we're excited about the positive impacts of Soft Power; Gail Lord presented a sensational webinar about cultural diplomacy, the Soft Power 30 list was released offering insites into our current world, and so much more! Click through to read all of this month's news.

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Cultural News, June 2018
Cultural News / June 29, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News, we're celebrating Indigenous History Month- a time to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This month saw the Indspire Awards honour exceptional achievements; a new federal bill to repatriate artifacts; and a new exhibit showcasing Inuit art like never before. Check out these highlights from the Indigenous Music Awards, stream this playlist of art documentaries by Indigenous storytellers, and join us in honouring Indigenous History Month.

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Cultural News May 2018
Cultural News / May 31, 2018

This month, readers of The Globe and Mail got to enjoy a two-page spread about Canada's Diversity Gardens, an exciting initiative that will see a 35-acre biodome built in Winnipeg. Check out the article online to see the beautiful artist renderings of the proposed space in Assiniboine Park, set to open in 2020! 

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Cultural News April 2018
Cultural News / April 30, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News, our top stories are about how civil rights and equality can be memorialized, as seen by the opening of the powerful new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama and new exhibitions at Tennessee’s National Civil Rights Museum. We’re also paying attention to the impact of soft power on Amazon’s shortlist for their new headquarters, getting excited about North America’s best parks and gardens, and much more!

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Cultural News March 2018
Cultural News / March 31, 2018

In this month's edition of Cultural News, we're honouring Women’s History Month, celebrating culture building in Charleston, Austin, and Halifax, making our Soft Power Destinations nominations, and much more! Click through to read all of this month's news.

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Cultural News February 2018
Cultural News / February 28, 2018

In this edition of Cultural News, in honour of Black History Month, we're paying particular attention to stories which celebrate the importance of Black history. Institutions worldwide have risen to the challenge of broadening audiences, questioning historical narratives, and developing barrier-breaking programming. These initiatives include Lord clients such as the National World War II Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and others: click through to read all of this month's news.

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Cultural News January 2018
Cultural News / January 31, 2018

USA Today released its list of best new attractions in the United States in its "10Best" award series, in which a shortlist is compiled by a panel of travel experts and winners are decided by reader vote. Among the winners were two past Lord clients: Philidelphia's Museum of the American Revolution and Santa Barbara's MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation.

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