Studio Libeskind Completes Canada's first Holocaust Monument in OttawaRead More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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."Read More
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.Read More
National Treasure- Why the Bihar Museum is in a class of its own
On Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary this year, chief minister Nitish Kumar will gift the country its most modern museum - with Japanese aesthetics, 21st century environment-friendliness and the spotlight firmly on Bihar as the protagonist in the story of India.
Such as when army of Alexander the Great cowered before the forces of Dhana Nanda, the last ruler of the Nanda dynasty of Bihar. Such as when the Mauryan Empire, with its seat at Patliputra or present-day Patna, under Asoka the Great spanned from Afghanistan to Bangladesh. Such as when the Buddha discovered the meaning of life, when Lord Mahavira underlined the importance of non-violence, when universities such as Nalanda and Vikramshila shone the light of knowledge.Read More
'Museums must be made sustainable'
At a time when vested interest groups are attempting to appropriate historical facts to support their narratives, cultural spaces consultant Batul Raaj Mehta felt that museums would play a key role in representing the numerous sides of history.
Mehta, a consultant for the ambitious Bihar Museum project spanning 14 acres, was in Kochi to rework the management Madhavan Nayar Foundation's museum of Kerala history in Edappally that houses the works of popular artist like B B Mukherjee, Somnath Hore, F N Souza and M F Husain.
She said that a few museums in the US that fared well were representing the multiple sides of history over the past 20 years.