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Museum Association of the Caribbean
September 18, 2017
Museum Association of the Caribbean creates resource for those impacted by Hurricane Irma

MAC has set up a Facebook page to disseminate general information regarding recovery resources and the state of the heritage institutions and collections that represent the history and heritage of their member institutions and the countries in the region. 

We wish to express our sympathy to all in the Greater Caribbean affected by huricane Irma (and, happening just now, Maria).

 

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Second Chicago Architecture Biennial to Open on September 16th, 2017
September 14, 2017
Second Chicago Architecture Biennial to Open on September 16th, 2017

Congratulations to the City of Chicago for their 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennale, recommended by Lord in the Chicago Cultural Plan, opening on September 16th, 2017. This is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. This year’s Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “Make New History.”

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August 25, 2017
Gail Lord Invested as Member of the Order of Canada

It is with extraordinary pride, and great pleasure that Lord Cultural Resources announces that Gail Dexter Lord was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada today. 

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Canadian Diversity Gardens
July 29, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau announces $35 Million Investment in Canadian Diversity Gardens

Prime Minister Trudeau was at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg to announce a $35 million investment by the Canadian Government to build Canada’s Diversity Gardens. Telling the stories of all Canadians, Canada’s Diversity Gardens will showcase our nation’s extraordinary multicultural heritage and allow visitors to discover how plants have shaped the life and identity of their own culture, community and their country – past, present and future. 

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The Soft Power 30: A Global Ranking of Soft Power 2017
July 21, 2017
Gail Lord Makes Museums A Soft Power Factor in Latest Top 30 Rankings

The third annual Soft Power 30 index has been released by Portland Communications in partnership with Facebook. The Index is the world’s most comprehensive comparative assessment of global soft power, it combines objective data and international polling to build the clearest picture of global soft power to date. This year’s index features the article “The soft power of museums” by Gail Lord, President and co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources, in which she emphasizes how cultural institutions leave their mark.

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Bihar Government Logo
July 19, 2017
Government of Bihar Invitation

 

National Expression of Interest is invited from individual firm/ consortium of firms of national / international repute for comprehensive design services, for the Dr. A. P. J. Kalam Science City, Patna. The services include for the Comprehensive Design of the Science City which includes comprehensive Architectural and Engineering Design of the Facility and Site, Exhibition Design, and Project Management and Construction Administration of the Building Contractors and Exhibition Fabricators. The design is to be based on the Master Plan prepared by Lord Cultural Resources. The EOI can be downloaded from the notice board of Building Construction Department (http://bcd.bih.nic.in/NewsList.asp).

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Queensland Museum- World Science Festival Brisbane
July 14, 2017
2017 Soft Power Destinations Awards Shortlist Announced

The Leading Culture Destinations Awards – or “The Oscars for museums” – are back September 29th, and the incredible shortlist of nominees for the Soft Power Destinations of the Year category have been announced.

This year’s Soft Power Destinations of the Year category is sponsored by Valletta 2018. The Valetta 2018 Foundation is responsible for the European Capital of Culture Programme in Malta.

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Gail_at_Zocalo
June 26, 2017
“Does Art Really Make Us Better Citizens?”

What is the nature of the relationship between embracing the arts and participating in the life of a community? Middle East Institute Arts & Culture Program director Lyne Sneige, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Lerma Arts and Humanities chair Luz María Sánchez, global arts consultant Gail Dexter Lord, and cultural historian and chair of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Lynne Conner examine how having the arts in our lives can draw us closer to our own societies.

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Visitor participation in the Cooper Hewitt Process Lab’s Citizen Design exhibit. Photo by Priya Sircar.
June 22, 2017
Spin the Wheel and Land on Community

Read Senior Consultant Priya Sircar's piece "Spin the Wheel and Land on Community" recently published online by Zócalo Public Square. A dynamic article on the topic of arts engagement. "All arts engagement should be community engagement, because arts organizations should exist to benefit—or serve—their communities, however those communities are defined and whatever form that service takes".

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Museum of Tolerance, Soft Power, Gail Lord
June 22, 2017
Los Angeles, Museums and Soft Power: Keynote at the Museum of Tolerance

Watch Gail Dexter Lord give the keynote lecture Los Angeles, Museums and Soft Power, discussing ways to accelerate Soft Power to address some of the most important issues of our time. Listen as she discusses how museums world-wide activate Soft Power to shape attitudes and influence change.

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