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On November 17th the Art Gallery of Hamilton premiered its most recent exhibition, Edward Burtynsky: Chai. This photographic exhibition features the 18 images from the limited edition Burtynsky portfolio of the same name. The images, commissioned for the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, were created as part of a 4,000 km journey by the artist and his team to capture the “scarred” landscapes of Holocaust sites from across eastern Europe.The Chai portfolio and images were donated by Gail Lord as a gift to the Gallery.
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Blooloop has just released it’s third annual 50 Museum Influencer List, highlighting 50 key individuals whose innovation and creativity have been integral to developing today’s museums. Joy Bailey-Bryant, President of our US office, has been voted as one of the top Power of 10 in this list!
One nominator said: “Through her leadership Joy is an advocate for inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, equity and belonging,” and “She surrounds herself with a great team and is an avid supporter of their growth, development, and well-being.”
“Joy embodies our ‘pro-people’ values in every way. We are fortunate to have such a talented, visionary leader to drive our growth in the United States,” said Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources.Congratulations for well-deserved recognition — we are thrilled! View All News
The Poetry Foundation partnered with Lord Cultural Resources, a global practice leader in cultural sector planning, to assist in support its strategic planning process. In addition to gathering insights from Foundation staff, a key aspect of this process was the Audience Perception Survey which provided invaluable insights from the public on how people in the literary world perceive the Foundation and how they think it can grow.View All News
In her recent Globe and Mail ‘op ed’, Gail describes how removed statues of fallen figures can help us understand the complexity of the past, to heal the present and create a better future.
In “We should use Canada’s fallen statues to start a public conversation about our history”, Gail Lord launches the concept and calls for “Aware-houses” that display these monuments from the past as the foundation of a more healing conversation that starts with the framework that history and values are ever-changing.
Share your thoughts and ideas for "Aware-house" locations.
The 26th ICOM General Conference is taking place on 20–28 August 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. It is one of the most significant global events dedicated to museums and its professionals. Heloise Amez-Droz, Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources will be attending the conference and is looking forward to connecting with other professionals in the field. Get in touch if you want to connect with her during the conference.View All News
Tune in to Season 3 of Lord Cultural Resources’ popular streaming video series to get the very latest commentary by thought leaders in the cultural sector around the world. Quick hits in under 10 minutes, “Culture Break” interviews bring you practical insights, emerging trends, and lived experiences. The first episode with Marc Morial from National Urban League is already out!View All News
After more than two years of virtual conferences, we were able to get back to in-person conferences and connect with people in the field. Our director Eve Moros-Ortega moderated a popular panel discussion: What's the Big Idea: Becoming a more inclusive museum. And, our new-for-2022 edition of the Manual of Museum Exhibitions debuted, with author Maria Piacente on-hand to sign copies.View All News
Lord Cultural Resources would like to congratulate Janis Monture for receiving the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers! Since 2005, Janis Monture has been an active member of the Six Nations of the Grand River community, serving on the executive boards of numerous foundations dedicated to promoting and protecting Indigenous heritage in the Greater Toronto Area. She is also an avid promoter of Indigenous arts, and volunteers with the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Planet IndigenUS. Janis is a founding board member of the BIPOC Fellowship, which presents new leadership opportunities for BIPOC professionals in the Canadian arts and culture sectors.View All News
Mystery shrouded the dinosaur’s future after an anonymous buyer paid $31.8 million in 2020. Now Abu Dhabi confirms a new museum will house the prized skeleton.View All News
Here at Lord Cultural Resources, we believe that Black history is made, and should be celebrated 365 days of the year. This February, we honored many of the incredible institutions that we have worked with over the years. Every day this month, we highlighted an organization doing important cultural work in the Black community. See the overview of institutions here and download the poster. And follow our social media channels to join the conversation.View All News
As the world enters 2022, public libraries are emerging as one of the bright spots — literally.
An abundance of new and newly renovated libraries have opened their doors in the past two years. In addition to being breathtakingly beautiful, many are exemplars of what great community spaces can and should be.
Libraries play a critical role in supporting communities. Lord Cultural Resources has played an integral role in the evolution of cultural institutions for forty years and is at the forefront of planning for libraries. We have developed expertise in planning for libraries throughout the world and bring sensitivity towards the unique character of each project. Some of our library projects include:
- Miami-Dade Public Library
- Hoover Institution Library & Archives
- Library and Archives Canada
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture