Viewpoint: A watery new museum for lakefront Toronto?
Museums are again in the wind in Toronto.
There has long been a need for a Museum of Toronto to locate large collections about the city’s history. That would attract mostly Torontonians.
An even better variant on that would be an “urban museum,” one that gives visitors from everywhere a sense of many actual and possible cities, from the past and into the future, a part of which would be dedicated to Toronto alone. Toronto, after all, is one of the most efficient examples of large and rapid urbanization in the world. That is our strength.Read More
Work on Science City project begins
A Science City in Patna may soon become a reality with work on constructing the boundary wall around its earmarked plot of over 20.48 acres between the Premchand Rangshala and Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Rajendra Nagar beginning on January 10.
According to state science and technology department sources, Canada-based Lord Cultural Resources has prepared the master plan for the project while the bidding process for selection of architects to prepare its design is likely to commence in February. Targeted to be completed in three years, the Science City is to come up at a cost of Rs 200 crore.
Let’s bring Canada’s Charter back to where it belongs – in Winnipeg
Something has gone missing at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg: the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982. Gail Lord, the Toronto-based consultant who was a key figure in the creation and planning of the CMHR, has a great idea.Read More
Making Space, Changing Space - Black People and New Museums by Ngaire Blankenberg
When it comes to representing and collecting images and stories of black people, most museums have a long way to go. But while the collection and the exhibitions are important ways to demonstrate the presence of black people in art, history, and science, is this enough? Black people and people of color are under-represented as visitors to museums.Read More
No 'view tax' needed to pay for Rail Deck Park, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat says
Gail Dexter Lord, co-president of Lord Cultural Resources, agrees the capital costs are taken care of by Section 37 and other tools, but she says people who live close to parks benefit, so they should help pay for it.Read More
Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Announces Leadership Transition and Strategic Direction Through 2020
Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, founder of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, announced today the completion of a three-year strategic plan for the organization. Funded by Alphawood Foundation Chicago, the plan, designed with consultants Lord Cultural Resources, sets the stage for Four Freedoms Park.Read More
A Museum About Rights, and a Legacy of Uncomfortable Canadian Truths
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg has become a symbol of the contradictions between the nation’s modern multicultural identity and what critics say is an unreconciled legacy of human rights violations against indigenous peoples that continue to this day.Read More