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Media Coverage

July 2, 2019
Funding approved to study future of The Hole

Plans to develop a national media archive in the former military complex known as The Hole are beginning to take shape with the help of newly announced funding from the provincial government.

The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation will be leaning on the expertise of firms Stantec and Lord Cultural Resources to review the status of the Norad facility, with the help of matching funds from Canadian Heritage, foundation, executive director Kealy Wilkinson said.

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June 24, 2019
SPECTACLE working on some eye-catching architecture projects

Currently, along with design partners Dialog and Lord Cultural Resources, SPECTACLE is design lead and project architect on a 43,000-square-foot extension to the Museum of the Regiments.

It will become the permanent home of the Afghanistan Legacy Exhibition and will also include event spaces, expanded education and meeting areas, and a new theatre/cinema.

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June 13, 2019
City resolution unlocks funds for Historic Virginia Key Beach Park museum

After years of standstill, Virginia Key Beach Park took a step toward constructing its proposed civil rights museum. “Virginia Key Beach has been the place to welcome people who were not welcomed elsewhere,” said Wallis Tinnie, a Miami resident of over 50 years, to commissioners. “I think the idea of having a museum to document the wonderful history of civil rights in this community is a legacy I think you would be proud that you were a part of.”

Under the resolution, the city will enter into an interlocal agreement with the county and address “any museum operational shortfall within the first 10 years of operation.” In December 2016, consulting firm Lord Cultural Resources released a business plan and projections update for the museum. The update detailed the museum will likely require operating support from both government and private sources.

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June 12, 2019
"From Renaissance to Landscape Revival" Global Forum Held in Chongming, China

SHANGHAIJune 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "From Renaissance to Landscape Revival" global forum on Daily Development of Aesthetic Design and the launch ceremony of CHINA Shanshui Shijian, was held on June 11th in Chongming, China. Nearly 70 guests, including Professor Vincenzo A. Legnante, dean of School of Architecture at University of Florence, Professor Aldo Cibic, the well-known Italian designer, Javier Jimenez, the director of Lord Cultural Resources and presenter of Soft Power Destinations Awards, Francesca Celi from TOChina Hub at University of Turin, Liu Jianhui, the co-founder/chief designer of Matrix Interior Design, Yang Weijie, the visiting professor of Tongji University, along with executives from Ganglong Group and SUNAC (01918.HK) Shanghai office as well as officials from both Chinese and Italian governments, gathered together to explore the historical evolution and future trends of global art, aesthetics and design in the context of the civilization progress of "from Renaissance to Landscape Revival". In the forum, the development, creation and direction of aesthetics from a global perspective under the times that we currently live are discussed, and the landscape civilization converges with the world-wide aesthetic consensus is reached.

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June 7, 2019
How community conversations will help plan Macon’s arts and culture future

About a dozen community members gathered at the South Bibb Recreation Center this week to talk about Macon’s future. A webinar will be posted online for those that weren’t able to attend the sessions. A do-it-yourself guide for people to host their own art and culture sessions also will be put online, said Joy Bailey-Bryant of Lord Cultural Resources, which is helping facilitate the process.

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June 5, 2019
Harlem’s African Burial Ground Enters New Phase, With A Promise of Funding

After a decade of planning and research by Harlemites, an unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people.

During the opening of an exhibit at La Marqueta about the burial ground’s history last month, Mark-Viverito proudly described the project as “self-funded.” Joy Bailey-Bryant, a cultural development expert who wrote a feasibility study for the EDC, anticipated the investment in the center will bring lots of visitors.

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June 5, 2019
Plan to convert African burial ground in Harlem into cultural center and memorial moves forward

The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has said it will begin the search for a nonprofit organization to operate the long-in-the-works Harlem African Burial Ground in East Harlem this fall. A decade of research and planning has gone into the task of converting the city block–home to the unused MTA 126th Street bus depot–into a cultural center and outdoor memorial that will honor its past state as a burial ground for enslaved and free African people. City officials say the project will make use of new apartments rising on a newly-rezoned adjoining site as an ongoing source of funding, as first reported by THE CITY.

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May 30, 2019
Community leaders say $100K plan will grow Macon's arts and culture

MACON, Ga. -- Macon-Bibb leaders say a $100,000 plan will grow the community's arts and culture. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has provided the funding. Leaders say more than 50 art and community groups in Macon have created a committee and will develop a plan that they say will add to existing plans, consider obstacles and opportunities, and steer investments in the city's arts and culture.

"Macon knows Macon, and you are the only people who can tell us what is special and unique about your place," vice president of Lord Cultural Resources Joy Bailey-Bryant says.

Bailey-Bryant says LCR wants to help Macon grow and focus on the community's health and well-being by focusing on the arts.

"We are finding all kinds of information around the arts helping people to live longer lives. And that is really important, so those are the types of things that we are looking at and working to do in Macon and we also want to attract more people here," says Bailey-Bryant.

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May 23, 2019
Cultural Planning Process in Macon-Bibb County to Open Access and Engagement in the Arts with $100,000 from Knight Foundation

Recognizing the potential of arts and culture to drive community connection and economic growth, a community-wide Cultural Planning Process has been launched in Macon-Bibb County with the aim of increasing arts access and engagement across the area. A steering committee of more than 50 arts, cultural, and community organizations has been formed to develop an arts and culture strategic plan that will build on the work of existing city master plans, address regional challenges and opportunities, and guide future investments in the arts and culture sector.
The international cultural planning firm Lord Cultural Resources (LCR) has been engaged to facilitate the planning process. Founded in 1981 in response to a need for specialized planning services in the cultural and heritage sector, Lord Cultural Resources is the world’s largest cultural professional practice. Lord has helped create iconic cultural destinations in more than 460 cities, in 57 countries on six continents. LCR led the facilitation of the Chicago Cultural Plan in 2012, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times as well as for cities like Decatur, Georgia and Dallas, Texas. 

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May 20, 2019
Historic African Burial Ground Exhibit Opens In East Harlem

EAST HARLEM, NY — An exhibit detailing the history of an African burial site that dates back to the 17th century Dutch settlement "Nieuw Haarlem" is currently on display in an East Harlem public market.

The free exhibit "Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem" launched last week at La Marqueta, located underneath the Park Avenue viaduct at East 115th Street, city officials said. The exhibit was curated by the city Economic Development Corporation in partnership with local City Council Member Diana Ayala and the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force.

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