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Media Coverage

October 2, 2017
DeZeen

Studio Libeskind Completes Canada's first Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

The project involved a team that included consultation firm Lord Cultural Resources, photographer Edward Burtynsky, landscape architect Claude Cormier, and Holocaust scholar Doris Bergen.

The group won the competition for the project in 2014, beating proposals by David Adjaye and Ron Arad among others.

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September 29, 2017
The New York Times

A Collector's Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy

Gail Lord was quoted in the article "A Collector's Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy" in the The New York Times by Paul Sullivan. 

“A collector may say, ‘I want this material to be seen in perpetuity,’ but they don’t realize that the type of expenses that are involved are significantly more than where they’re holding the works now,” said Gail Lord, a founder of Lord Cultural Resources, a cultural planning firm.

“There are occupancy costs, which include heating, lighting, cooling and security, and insurance is a very significant cost,” said Ms. Lord, who is also the firm’s president. “‘Open to the public’ means there has to be a staff of some type who is going to be opening the doors and charging or not charging admission. You also need someone to provide information to fulfill the educational requirement.”

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September 27, 2017
Canada's First National Holocaust Memorial opens in Ottawa

Canada today (27 September) inaugurated its first national Holocaust Monument, in Ottawa, an endeavour ten years in the making. A grassroots campaign to build the monument was launched in 2007 by a student at the University of Ottawa, Laura Grossman, and construction on the C$9m ($7.25m) project began last year. It was supported by the National Holocaust Monument Development Council, with matching funds from the Canadian Government. The concept of monument, landscape of loss, memory and survival, came from Toronto-based Lord Cultural Resources, and was chosen in 2014 from a shortlist that included proposals from the architects David Adjaye and Ron Arad.

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September 27, 2017
The Ottawa Citizen

National Holocaust Monument unveiled in downtown Ottawa

The long wait for a national Holocaust memorial ended Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inaugurating the city’s newest monument in downtown Ottawa.

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September 27, 2017
Radio Canada

Le Monument national de l'Holocauste inauguré mercredi

La cérémonie d'inauguration du Monument national de l'Holocauste aura lieu mercredi après-midi à Ottawa en présence du premier ministre Justin Trudeau et de la ministre du Patrimoine, Mélanie Joly.

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September 27, 2017
Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister inaugurates National Holocaust Monument

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today inaugurated the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. The monument serves to honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and the important lessons it so painfully taught us.

The Holocaust was the mass extermination of over six million Jews and millions of other victims, and one of the darkest chapters in human history. The National Holocaust Monument commemorates the millions of people who suffered such atrocities at the hands of the Nazi regime, and pays tribute to those whose stories must never be forgotten.

The monument also stands as a testament to the resilience and courage of Holocaust survivors. Many found a home in Canada, and profoundly shaped our country and society.

In honouring the victims of the Holocaust, we recognize their humanity, which no human act can erase. The National Holocaust Monument reminds us that it is our collective and vital responsibility to stand against anti-Semitism, racism, and hatred, and to bring meaning to the solemn vow, “never again.”

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September 27, 2017
The Art Newspaper

Canada's Firs National Holocaust Memorial Opens in Ottawa

The monument focuses on three stories, says Gail Dexter Lord, the co-president of Lord Cultural Resources: the state-sponsored genocide of the Holocaust; the fact that Canada, like many other countries, did not give asylum to those who were being persecuted; and the 40,000 Holocaust survivors who came to Canada after the Second World War, and the contributions they made to the country. The monument’s design and construction was a collaboration between the New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind, the Montreal-based landscape architect Claude Cormier, the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the University of Toronto professor Doris Bergman, an expert on the Holocaust.

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September 23, 2017
Dallas News

Dallas wants to shake up its arts scene to be more diverse- and it needs you

It last happened 15 years ago, at the dawn of the 21st century.

And that, says Jennifer Scripps, who runs the city's Office of Cultural Affairs, was too long ago.

Dallas has changed dramatically since 2002, when the city last drafted a Cultural Plan, its road map for the arts in the nation's  ninth largest city, whose population now exceeds 1.3 million.

"Think about the way the world has changed," Scripps says. "The audience has changed. The demographics of Dallas have changed. Uptown. West Dallas. Whole neighborhoods have been transformed."

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September 18, 2017
Deacturish.com

Commission weights $40,000 multi-phased approach to contextualize Confederate monument

The Decatur City Commission will consider an agreement that would add context to a controversial Confederate monument on the Decatur Square.

The agreement, with Lord Cultural Resources, would cost at least $40,000 and work would begin immediately after it is approved by the Decatur City Commission. The proposal is on the agenda for tonight’s City Commission meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.

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August 25, 2017
Art and Seek

The City of Dallas is drafting a new cultural plan

Leading the project is Joy Bailey Bryant. She says the citizens will create this plan and that she and her group just need to know what they want.

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