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May 9, 2019
The AGO is offering free entry to people 25 and under

Most Torontonians aren't going to museums. To attract new visitors, the Art Gallery of Ontario is making admission free all year for some and cheaper for others. 

“Toronto attendance at museums is average,” says Toronto-based museum planner and consultant Gail Lord. “I don’t think average is good enough for Canada’s largest and most diverse city with some of the country’s largest museums. Average is a problem.

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April 19, 2019
Le projet de musée d'art contemporain du Grand Moncton à l'étude

Le projet de musée d'art contemporain dans le Grand Moncton est loin d'être mort. Une étude de faisabilité menée par la firme internationale Lord Cultural Resources, assortie d'une série de consultations, est en cours.

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April 17, 2019
Nova Scotia set to unveil future plans for provincial art gallery

Last June, the province announced that Halifax's Architecture49 had been given a $250,000 contract to prepare a facility plan for a "cultural hub" on the waterfront that would include the art gallery as well as NSCAD University, the provincial art and design school. "It is an opportunity to transform a parking lot on the waterfront of Halifax into a dynamic destination for creative innovation and contribute to the profound transformational changes remaking the city," the study, by Lord Cultural Resources, said

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April 12, 2019
Plusieurs nominations aux prix Numix pour Radio-Canada

Parmi les 83 finalistes sélectionnés aux 10es prix Numix, ce sont Dpt. URBANIA, Productions Version 10, lg2, Télé-Québec, Radio-Canada et l'ONF qui dominent le palmarès. Le Musée Perlan est parmi les finalistes dans la catégorie de Production culturelle – production muséale.

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April 11, 2019
University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building by SmithGroup and Ennead Architects Celebrates Grand Opening

Poised at the threshold between the historic central campus and the modern science and medical campuses to the north, the BSB creates a dramatic gateway and defines a new life sciences district. Taking cues from both campus neighborhoods in color, texture and scale, the building’s fenestration presents the BSB with a singular and unique identity that softly transitions between the two. Adjacent to U-M’s Life Sciences Institute, designed by SmithGroup, and the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, designed by Ennead Architects, the Biological Sciences Building completes development of the university’s life science precinct – an effort which began more than two decades ago. The Detroit office of SmithGroup (Architect of Record) and New York, New York-based Ennead Architects (Design Architect) worked in partnership to bring the project to fruition. Southfield-based Barton Malow served as the contractor. Museum exhibits were designed by Great Plains Exhibit Development Joint Venture led by Lord Cultural Resources, Xibitz and Taylor Studios.

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April 6, 2019
‘I don’t play to lose’ – how Nathalie Bondil threw open the doors of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

If you visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, you can gaze at many treasures, works painted by the likes of Rembrandt, Monet and Dégas. Or you can try making your own masterpiece in a studio equipped with free art supplies where nobody is going to tell you that you aren’t the next Picasso.

Welcome to Nathalie Bondil’s museum. As public art galleries struggle to attract new visitors to institutions sometimes perceived as remote or elitist, Bondil is the dynamic French immigrant who has overseen a popular revolution at the MMFA. In the space of a decade as the museum’s director, she has thrown its doors open to the community, doubled its floor space and tripled its attendance.

“It’s remarkable,” museum consultant Gail Lord said. “Montreal is not the largest city in Canada and it’s not a particularly museum-going city; it’s a festival city. … She’s doing a brilliant job; she’s one of the leading art gallery directors in the world.”

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March 12, 2019
How selling international cultural services became a work of art

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Washington’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Winnipeg’s Canadian Museum for Human Rights—it’s an impressive list. In addition to being humanist in perspective, these cultural institutions have in common that my Canadian cultural planning firm helped to develop each of them.

—  Gail Lord, President and Co-founder, Lord Cultural Resources

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February 21, 2019
Central Bank reaches out to families in new museum

Established in 2004 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the bank, the Central Bank Museum, formerly known as the Money Museum, has recently undergone an extensive and modern rebranding into a state-of-the-art facility. Its immersive design guides patrons on a tour through the history of money in the country and the significant role that the bank plays in the country’s economic development.   

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February 21, 2019
Over 100 Guests From 37 Nations Expected

Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Queen Quet, Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Dame Fiona Reynolds and John Orna-Ornstein are among the speakers for an international conference taking place in Bermuda next month, which will also will feature Bermudians among its speakers and panelists. 

Gail Lord, President and Co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources, will be one the plenary speakers at this conference to address a need for planning services in the museum, cultural and heritage sector.

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February 18, 2019
Time has come to merge Ontario Place with Ontario Science Centre

Gail Lord, President and Co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources has twice researched the issue of revitalizing Ontario Place, and keeps landing on the Ontario Science Centre as a natural fit.

Gail is quoted advocating for this change: “The big trend in the world is clustering of culture, education and entertainment — clustered on the water. This is where the world is going, and Toronto should be as advanced as the rest of the world.”

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