Congratulations to the City of Chicago and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCASE)! One year ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the city's first Cultural Plan in over 25 years and the impact of the Plan, facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources and led by DCASE, on everyday Chicagoans has been unprecedented. Over half of the plan's 241 initiatives have been implemented, transforming major global events like the city's Taste of Chicago and attracting and leveraging support from major corporations and city agencies to strengthen neighborhood cultural access. This month Mayor Emanuel announced that the plan would receive a proposed $1.25 million in the City's 2014 budget.
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The newly constructed museum at the Buddha Smriti Park was inaugurated on September 13, 2013 in Bihar, India. This is probably the only museum on Buddhism, which tells the story of Buddha along with the art that Buddhism created.
It was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, and the Chief Guest of the event was the Princess of Bhutan, Princess Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuk. It was inaugurated on the event of the International Buddhist Conclave, and had Buddhist experts and monks attending from 39 countries. Congratulations to our Lord Cultural Resources project team who made it happen.
The Grand Opening Ceremony of the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre took place on July 3, 2013. The new building and permanent exhibition opened to the public on July 4.Read More
A permanent exhibition entitled Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey opened at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, IA on June 15, 2013.
Lord Cultural Resources provided the Visioning, Interpretive Planning, Content Coordination and Development, graphic templates and case layouts for the exhibition in cooperation with Xibitz, who are Project Managers and the fabricators of the exhibition.
On May 23, 2013, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in collaboration with Lord Cultural Resources hosted Mr. Song Xinchao, President of the Chinese Museums Association and Deputy Director-General for State Administration of Culture Heritage, The People's Republic of China. During his one-day stay in Toronto, Mr. Song visited the ROM and made a presentation on the current unprecedented growth of Chinese museums. Mr. Song also spoke about the fascinating, rapid, and dynamic progress of museum sector in his country.Read More
The My History Museum website created as part of a public engagement process for the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) has won a bronze MUSE award in the category of "Digital communities" from the American Alliance of Museums.Read More
The Wind River Virtual Museum aims to provide members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes of the Wind River Reservation in Central Wyoming a vehicle to retain their cultural heritage, as the numbers of tribal elders are diminishing. The virtual museum also attempts to give next generation of tribal members and the general public a way to learn about the heritage of these two tribes.
Watch the documentary Lived History: The Story of the Wind River Virtual Museum, which premiered on Wyoming PBS on May 14, 2013, produced by Alpheus Media in association with Lord Cultural Resources.Read More
The architectural design has been selected for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. The selected design is the "Grand Canopy," which was shaped by architect SO – IL, with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as the architect of record and Whiting-Turner as the building contractor. Congratulations to the selected architects!
Lord Cultural Resources developed the architectural program and advised on the design-build team selection process.Read More
A brand new permanent exhibition and visual identity for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (IRCM) were launched in April. The new permanent exhibition entitled The Humanitarian Adventure aims to trace the major stages of humanitarian history before and after the creation of the Red Cross. A competition to design the new scenography for the permanent exhibition was launched with the assistance of Lordculture in 2010. Nine international architect/scenographer firms were invited to take part. The jury selected three internationally acclaimed architects: Gringo Cardia from Brazil, Diébédo Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso and Shigeru Ban from Japan. Coordination of the overall master plan and the work of the three winning architects, as well as the redevelopment of the common spaces and the new temporary exhibition room were entrusted to atelier oï from Switzerland.