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February 14, 2023
Tuscaloosa officials request feedback for Saban Center development plans

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The City of Tuscaloosa wants your input on a major development coming to downtown. City leaders have big plans for the Saban Center, but they won’t go forward without hearing from many of you first.

A consultant hired to assist in the planning of the Saban Center has created a community survey on the future of the science and discovery center.

Lord Cultural Resources, a museum consultant for the Saban Center, launched an online community survey for the science and discovery center that will be known as IGNITE. 

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January 25, 2023
Association of Children’s Museum releases new five-year strategic plan

The Association of Children’s Museum (ACM), is the world’s foremost professional society supporting and advocating on behalf of children’s museums. The association is pleased to announce its new five-year (2023-2028) strategic plan.

To plan for this future, ACM engaged Lord Cultural Resources, to work collaboratively with the board, executive director, and staff leadership to facilitate a strategic planning process to revisit their current mission and vision, set impactful goals, and develop measurable objectives around four main priorities for the organization.

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January 8, 2023
It started as a Blacks-only beach. A lot of Miami history has been made on Virginia Key

The park was popular for swimming, picnics, family gatherings, “Splashdown” parties, and had a concession stand famous for its corn dogs. It also had pavilions, an ornate carousel and mini-train rides for kids.

2016: Consulting firm Lord Cultural Resources released a business plan stating the museum would need operating support from the government and private sources, estimating estimating and operating budget of about $2 million per year for the first three years. Start of construction projected for 2021.

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December 20, 2022
Chronicling the cultural and economic history of Yonge Street and its enduring importance

The One intends to honour this foundational street in the design of its building and surrounding area. 

As part of the planning for The One, Mizrahi Developments worked with Lord Cultural Resources, a global firm specializing in commemorating cultural capital. The historic storefront of the William Luke Building, which is located south of Bloor Street on the west side, is being restored by Mizrahi and incorporated into the design of the tower. Constructed in 1884, it is representative of the craftsmanship of Toronto’s late 19th century commercial buildings. In the windows of this historic storefront will be an image printed onto the glass of the east side of Yonge Street circa 1929, providing pedestrians a view of how the street once looked.

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October 25, 2022
Nooze Hounds: Charlotte Arts and Culture Officer Priya Sircar - Queen City Nerve

On the latest episode of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Ryan talks to Priya Sircar, who was named the city’s first arts and culture officer just over a year ago.

Priya explains how she and the newly formed Arts and Culture Advisory Board have been working with national organizations (Lord Cultural Resources) and local ones (Civility Localized) to get as much community engagement as possible as they formulate the city’s new Arts and Culture Plan, a rough preliminary draft of which is expected next month.

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September 10, 2022
Toppled statues should return

The statues of British royalty that were toppled in Winnipeg remain hidden. They shouldn’t be. They should be brought back into the limelight, still in their damaged state, as symbols of an important public uprising in this city’s history.

Someone who has a good idea of what to do is internationally recognized museum planner Gail Lord. She published an opinion column in the Globe and Mail on Aug. 20 that notes governments worldwide don’t know how to proceed with statues of disgraced historical figures.

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August 31, 2022
OKC City Council OKs Clara Luper Center plan, Union Station reno

While the regular meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City was much shorter than usual Tuesday, the Council still managed to approve an operating agreement for the coming Clara Luper Civil Rights Center project from MAPS 4.

Beatty explained to the Council that the group had been receiving consultation from Lord Cultural Resources, a global firm that helps create institutions for cultural preservation. Notably, Lord has been involved locally with the development of both the First Americans Museum and Oklahoma Contemporary, both of which have seen a great deal of nationwide attention.

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August 29, 2022
Prince's George County Cultural Arts Study

On behalf of the Prince George’s County Planning Department, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, we are pleased to make available for viewing and download the Prince George's County Cultural Arts Study.

The Commission entered into a contract with Lord Cultural Resources, who, over an eighteen-month period, developed a study working with the Prince George’s County Planning Department, the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council in the development of the final Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Study.

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August 20, 2022
We should use Canada’s fallen statues to start a public conversation about our history

Opinion Piece by Gail Lord - Globe and Mail

Ideas about history are constantly in flux. In recent years, people everywhere have been critically rethinking representations of the past from a perspective of social justice and anti-colonialism. And as part of this collective reflection, communities, cities and countries are reassessing what, how and who they publicly honour and celebrate with the statues featured in their public spaces.

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August 16, 2022
Blooloop 50 Museum Influencer List 2022 judges revealed

Blooloop is pleased to announce the judging panel for this year’s Museum Influencer List.

The List is held in association with Barco this year, a global technology leader in developing networked visualisation solutions for museums and cultural and entertainment attractions.

Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder, Lord Cultural Resources will be in the judging panel this year.

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