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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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2021 Issues

Cultural News December 2021 - BIPOC Fellowship launch
Cultural News / December 31, 2021
Bipoc Fellowship Launches with Support from Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, Toronto’s Deputy Mayor . . . And Monet!

The public launch of the BIPOC Fellowship took place at the immersive ‘Beyond Monet’ exhibition, bathing all 150 participants in a purple glow.

In her opening remarks, the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Honourary Patron of the Initiative, proclaimed “Tonight we are speaking of diversity and inclusion -- a new era has begun for the Gallery, Library and Museum sector in Canada. The impact of the BIPOC fellowship will be felt for generations to come.”

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Cultural News November 2021
Cultural News / November 30, 2021
Taking positive action on climate change

The Historic Environment Forum (UK) released a report last month showcasing how the heritage community can take positive action on climate change. Innovative solutions, undertaken in various parts of the United-Kingdom, demonstrate how this sector can be a true driving force for change. Read the report here

Cultural institutions all over the world are responding to the threat of climate change.  Reflecting the important work undertaken at COP26, we have gathered some of their news stories as part of this issue.

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Cultural News October 2021
Cultural News / October 29, 2021
World Expos are for everyone

World Expos are for everyone. They attract people and foster connections, they nurture community and shared experience, they inspire and transform people.

We love our work with World’s Fairs because they represent the highest aspirations of their time and place. This rarified perspective fosters new opportunities to connect minds and create the future — and this place and time holds limitless and exciting possibilities.

Lord has been helping clients to develop and communicate their own stories at World Expositions since 1967 — from planning through to implementation. Here are some of the most recent ones.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Cultural News / September 30, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Canada’s federal government has provided an opportunity on September 30 for all federal employees and employees of federally regulated companies to learn about and reflect on the legacy of residential schools. This is named the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We at Lord in Canada choose to honour this day to deepen our understanding of the colonial legacy of residential schools, honour Indigenous survivors, and explore our role in the ongoing reconciliation process.

“It is consistent with our vision ‘to make the world a better place through culture’ that we all strive to understand the past and how to be allies with indigenous people in the future…” said Gail Lord.

We invite you to join us in this day of reflection, if you are not sure where to start, here are some helpful resources.

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The Leaf
Cultural News / August 31, 2021
City Park turns over a new leaf

Assiniboine Park has turned over a new leaf by opening its Leaf Gardens as part of the Diversity Gardens project, centred around the new Leaf building currently under construction. Read about our Work with Diversity Gardens

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Cultural News June 2021
Cultural News / June 30, 2021
Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

On Indigenous Peoples Day, and every day, all of us at Lord Cultural Resources stand by and with Indigenous people, especially those experiencing generational trauma from Canada's residential school system and from ongoing systemic racism.

We'd like to celebrate and amplify the voices of our Indigenous colleagues by sharing events related to Indigenous People’s Day.

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Culture Break 2021
Cultural News / May 31, 2021
Culture Break: A New Interview Series for Culture-Sector Professionals

In celebration of International Museum Day, we are pleased to announce Lord’s new video series, “Culture Break.” Each week, we will feature a member of our team in dialogue with thought leaders from some of the 2,700 institutions we have worked with over the years. Hear from some of the most innovative, forward-looking professionals at art, science, and history museums, zoos and botanical gardens, museums of social justice and human rights, cultural centres, and libraries all over the world – in a lively 5-minute format!

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Chinatown, San Francisco, California
Cultural News / April 30, 2021
Looking ahead to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This annual celebration means more than ever this year in light of a recent rise in anti-Asian violence in the US, Canada, and elsewhere. We invite you to start the month off right by visiting this beautiful portal into current exhibits, collections, and other materials related to Asian and Pacific American heritage. We thank the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who joined together to create this outstanding tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who enrich America's history — and its future.

Lord Cultural Resources has been honoured to work with many great museums and cultural centers across North America preserve the history, heritage and culture of Asian Americans, including the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and the Asia Society.

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Cultural News / March 31, 2021
Qaumajuq opens doors in Winnipeg, brings Northern art to the south in a new way

Qaumajuq, a $65-million Inuit art centre that opens Saturday and is billed as the largest public collection of Inuit art in the world, is not only impressive in scope.

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Huron Perth Ag Science Centre
Cultural News / February 26, 2021
North Perth Council moves forward with Ag Science Centre

An Ontario municipality is moving forward with an Ag Science Centre, an exciting new learning and tourist attraction for the community. Their support was based on Lord’s work on a feasibility study, market analysis, and interviews with stakeholders.

“It is a special talent of Lord that we help communities achieve outcomes that create value and meaning,” says Gail Lord. “This often means helping them create a new concept and giving them the tools and confidence to implement it.”

Lord Cultural Resources was selected to conduct a feasibility study for a children’s museum to be located in North Perth, a small municipality that serves a substantially agricultural rural region. To avoid potential duplication with an existing children’s museum in the larger region and to widen the age focus, we recommended a modification of the concept to be an agriculture-focused science centre – the Huron Perth Ag Science Centre - that would also include an area for very young children.

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Joy Bailey-Bryant
Cultural News / January 29, 2021
Joy Bailey-Bryant appointed as President of Lord Cultural Resources US

Lord Cultural Resources, the world’s largest cultural professional practice, has announced that Joy Bailey-Bryant will take on the role of President of Lord US, effective from 13 January.

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