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Media Coverage

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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August 15, 2022
Artworks Gwinnett Wants Input From Those that Live, Work and Play in Gwinnett for the County’s 1st-Ever Arts and Creative Economy Master Plan

Artworks Gwinnett is launching a yearlong process for Create Gwinnett, its first-ever Arts and Creative Economy Master Plan, and wants to hear from residents across Gwinnett County. Create Gwinnett focuses on how arts and culture help foster economic prosperity in the county. It’s the result of a goal identified in Gwinnett County’s 2040 Unified Plan: to enhance Gwinnett’s profile as a cultural destination where the arts educate, elevate and inspire.

“Whether you attend events at the many cultural facilities in our county or in your neighborhood, whether you like making art or just experiencing it, you are a vital part of Gwinnett’s cultural ecosystem,” added Joy Bailey-Bryant, president of Lord Cultural Resources, the global consulting firm heading the team to facilitate the plan. “Visit artworksgwinnett.org to sign up for updates, get the latest information about the plan and share feedback throughout the year.”

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August 13, 2022
City to host community kick-off events for Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan

The City of Charlotte will host its first community events this month to officially launch public engagement efforts that will shape the Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan.

Both events will be co-hosted by the city and its cultural planning consultants, Lord Cultural Resources and Civility Localized.

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August 11, 2022
Community meetings planned to determine future of massive Rodman Hall art collection

A series of community meetings next month will help decide the fate of Rodman Hall’s 1,000-piece art collection.

The community meetings will be held with the aid of international planning firm Lord Cultural Resources.

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