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July 9, 2019
EllisDon and team will deliver the pavilion and its public presentation space

EllisDon Construction, a leading construction and building services company, said it has been awarded the contract for the design, build and operation of the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai event.Together with consortium members Moriyama & Teshima Architects, and Lord Cultural Resources, EllisDon and team will deliver the pavilion and its public presentation space. They will also be joined by Hatch, Kubik, Thornton Tomasetti, NGX and Cisco, said the statement from the company.

A first-of-its-kind event in the region, Expo 2020 Dubai will bring people together from around the globe to the UAE to showcase world innovations and encourage international collaboration.

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July 8, 2019
Minister Carr announces award of contract for Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai will bring people together from around the globe in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to showcase world innovations and encourage international collaboration. With an anticipated 25 million visits, Expo 2020 Dubai will be a platform to showcase Canadian innovation and to promote new business opportunities for Canadian companies and attract international investment in Canada, which in turn will create jobs for the middle class. This Expo will also be a chance to highlight Canadian leadership in top sectors such as advanced technologies, aerospace, artificial intelligence, tourism and education, as well as to promote Canadian values like gender equality and sustainable practices.

Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, announced that EllisDon Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract for the design, build and operation of the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at Expo 2020 Dubai. Together with consortium members Moriyama & Teshima Architects, and Lord Cultural Resources, along with Hatch, Kubik, Thornton Tomasetti, NGX and Cisco, EllisDon and team will deliver the pavilion and its public presentation space.

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July 6, 2019
State Museum Board approves study of Louisiana Museum System

During a recent meeting with the Louisiana Museum Foundation Board of Trustees in New Orleans, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser made two announcements regarding the future of the Louisiana State Museum system. First, Nungesser announced the Museum Governance Study being conducted by Lord Cultural Resources. Secondly, he will support legislation that would ultimately return the hiring of the Museum Director back to the Museum Board of Directors.

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July 2, 2019
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser supports loosening his authority over State Museum

Eleven years after a state law gave his office the power to appoint the leader of the Louisiana State Museum, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser wants that law changed and his authority curbed.

Lord Cultural Resources will examine whether the board should select the museum director, whether different boards should oversee museums in various parts of the state, and how museums across the state can best work together, Nungesser's office said.

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July 2, 2019
Funding approved to study future of The Hole

Plans to develop a national media archive in the former military complex known as The Hole are beginning to take shape with the help of newly announced funding from the provincial government.

The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation will be leaning on the expertise of firms Stantec and Lord Cultural Resources to review the status of the Norad facility, with the help of matching funds from Canadian Heritage, foundation, executive director Kealy Wilkinson said.

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June 24, 2019
SPECTACLE working on some eye-catching architecture projects

Currently, along with design partners Dialog and Lord Cultural Resources, SPECTACLE is design lead and project architect on a 43,000-square-foot extension to the Museum of the Regiments.

It will become the permanent home of the Afghanistan Legacy Exhibition and will also include event spaces, expanded education and meeting areas, and a new theatre/cinema.

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June 13, 2019
City resolution unlocks funds for Historic Virginia Key Beach Park museum

After years of standstill, Virginia Key Beach Park took a step toward constructing its proposed civil rights museum. “Virginia Key Beach has been the place to welcome people who were not welcomed elsewhere,” said Wallis Tinnie, a Miami resident of over 50 years, to commissioners. “I think the idea of having a museum to document the wonderful history of civil rights in this community is a legacy I think you would be proud that you were a part of.”

Under the resolution, the city will enter into an interlocal agreement with the county and address “any museum operational shortfall within the first 10 years of operation.” In December 2016, consulting firm Lord Cultural Resources released a business plan and projections update for the museum. The update detailed the museum will likely require operating support from both government and private sources.

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June 12, 2019
"From Renaissance to Landscape Revival" Global Forum Held in Chongming, China

SHANGHAIJune 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "From Renaissance to Landscape Revival" global forum on Daily Development of Aesthetic Design and the launch ceremony of CHINA Shanshui Shijian, was held on June 11th in Chongming, China. Nearly 70 guests, including Professor Vincenzo A. Legnante, dean of School of Architecture at University of Florence, Professor Aldo Cibic, the well-known Italian designer, Javier Jimenez, the director of Lord Cultural Resources and presenter of Soft Power Destinations Awards, Francesca Celi from TOChina Hub at University of Turin, Liu Jianhui, the co-founder/chief designer of Matrix Interior Design, Yang Weijie, the visiting professor of Tongji University, along with executives from Ganglong Group and SUNAC (01918.HK) Shanghai office as well as officials from both Chinese and Italian governments, gathered together to explore the historical evolution and future trends of global art, aesthetics and design in the context of the civilization progress of "from Renaissance to Landscape Revival". In the forum, the development, creation and direction of aesthetics from a global perspective under the times that we currently live are discussed, and the landscape civilization converges with the world-wide aesthetic consensus is reached.

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June 7, 2019
How community conversations will help plan Macon’s arts and culture future

About a dozen community members gathered at the South Bibb Recreation Center this week to talk about Macon’s future. A webinar will be posted online for those that weren’t able to attend the sessions. A do-it-yourself guide for people to host their own art and culture sessions also will be put online, said Joy Bailey-Bryant of Lord Cultural Resources, which is helping facilitate the process.

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June 5, 2019
Harlem’s African Burial Ground Enters New Phase, With A Promise of Funding

After a decade of planning and research by Harlemites, an unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people.

During the opening of an exhibit at La Marqueta about the burial ground’s history last month, Mark-Viverito proudly described the project as “self-funded.” Joy Bailey-Bryant, a cultural development expert who wrote a feasibility study for the EDC, anticipated the investment in the center will bring lots of visitors.

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