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Media Coverage

February 28, 2023
Lord Cultural Resources celebrates opening of Abrahamic Family House

Lord Cultural Resources, the world’s largest cultural professional practice, recently provided its expertise to the Abrahamic Family House project, a multi-faith campus opening on 1 March 2023 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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February 22, 2023
These new findings will guide how Charlotte spends money to improve arts, culture

Charlotte aspires to be a leading arts city, and a plan to achieve that may be just a few months away. The city’s arts and culture steering committee Tuesday met to refine and finalize Charlotte’s State of Culture Report, the findings that will inform an arts and culture plan expected to be completed this summer. The full report is expected to be released in detail to the public in early March, but lead planner Joy Bailey-Bryant provided “emerging insights” from the report that will guide the city’s planning process.

“We were able to really speak to people about what is important for them regarding arts and culture, and not just individual artists and arts organizations, but residents as well as educators,” said Bailey-Bryant, president of consulting company Lord Cultural US.

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February 17, 2023
AAM to highlight sustainability and community engagement at Annual Meeting & Expo

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is set to highlight sustainability and community engagement as two of its leading topics during this year’s Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo programme. The comprehensive schedule of talks and discussions will cover a breadth of industry topics when it takes place in Denver from 19-22 May 2023.

Lord Cultural Resources director Eve Moros Ortega will discuss ‘Cultural planning for museums: collaborating with culture to maximize impact’ with speakers from Mint Museum and the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

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February 15, 2023
Niagara Region announces 2022 Niagara Biennial Design award winners

The Niagara Region has announced Niagara Parks Power Station and the Neil Campbell Rowing Centre among the 11 Biennial Design Award winners. The projects received recognition in the Grand prize – Interior public space and Grand prize – Architecture categories, respectively.

Designed by +VG Architects, ELLIS Engineering Inc., FORREC, Lord Cultural Resources, Science North, Stantec, and Thinkwell Montreal, Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed, is an interactive sound and light experience that radiates the historic facility. The former “Canadian Niagara Power Company generating station” harnessed the energy of the Horseshoe Falls and turned it into a source of electricity for over 100 years. Today, the landmark attraction  highlights the history and architectural features of this structure.

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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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