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April 28, 2020
Pandemic disruption lays groundwork for strategic reinvention: OECD panel on cultural institutions

Recently the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) organized a webinar focusing on the state of creative cultural industries. The OECD recognizes the economic vibrancy of the cultural and creative sectors as sources of both direct (jobs, tax revenues, etc.) and indirect economic and social benefits (contributions to place-making, innovation, and social cohesion in particular). This webinar illustrated the opportunity to think about the entire cultural ecosystem and forge a more integrated sector that can help many organizations become more flexible, resilient, and sustainable, no matter what changes the future may hold.

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COVID-19: Stories and implications for the field
March 31, 2020
Cultural News - Special Edition - COVID-19: Stories and implications for the field

Museums and galleries face enormous challenges as they are forced to close their doors in the wake of COVID-19 — but this doesn’t mean they can’t connect with their public. The potential for online collections, concerts and virtual tours to provide a refuge of calm and fill the void created by social distancing is unprecedented.

This Special Edition of Cultural News, a curated collection of stories about how the global pandemic is affecting cultural institutions and how they are rising to the challenge by increasing their digital presence online.

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March 23, 2020
Lord Cultural Resources have implemented our telepresence strategy

We’re seeing more of our clients than ever before! Why?

As we all work to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, we at Lord have implemented our telepresence strategy, holding all our meetings on Zoom.

We look forward to seeing our clients around the globe face-to-face again once the pandemic is under control. In the meantime, we provide advanced telepresence services that allow projects to stay on schedule, and also offer many advantages: Sophisticated tools (including breakout rooms, survey, polls, and more) facilitate rich participant feedback and interaction. We can also record and transcribe all online meetings, providing a valuable reference for your team and ours.

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March 5, 2020
SOFT POWER DESTINATIONS OF THE YEAR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LORD CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Leading Culture Destinations Awards – or “The Oscars for museums” – have been decided and three incredible organizations have won this year’s Soft Power Destinations of the Year, in partnership with Lord Cultural Resources.

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February 27, 2020
IT AIN'T OVER! BLACK EXCELLENCE 365

Black History Week started in the US over a century ago with Dr. Carter G. Woodson's vision to remember people and events of the African diaspora. In the 21st century, Black History Month is recognized across the globe. Today, our incredibly diverse US office  six languages spoken, five ethnicities, and ALL WOMEN  urges us to celebrate Black excellence year round. Find out what Lord clients are doing for Black History, beyond the month of February.

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SOFT POWER DESTINATIONS OF THE YEAR
February 24, 2020
SOFT POWER DESTINATIONS OF THE YEAR

The Leading Culture Destinations Awards – or “The Oscars for museums” are back March 4th, and the incredible shortlist of nominees for the Soft Power Destinations of the Year, in partnership with Lord Cultural Resources have been announced.

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February 5, 2020
Children in Museums Award 2020 now accepting nominations!

Lord Cultural Resources conducted our first strategy for a children's museum in 1983. Since then we have completed more than 90 projects for children's museums in 12 countries. 

The Children’s Museum Award presented by Hands On! And EMA prize is an exciting international prize – celebrating exceptional and excellent children’s exhibition programmes.  Apply before February 15 to have your museum recognized. The winner of the Miffy Trophy will receive a 5000€ cash prize.

Apply today

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January 16, 2020
Displays and displacement

Museums improve urban spaces - we must ensure that their soft power isn’t used as a force for gentrification. Today there are somewhere between 50,000 and 80,000 museums in the world, depending on how you count them and what you count. There have been two main museum-building booms: the first, in the global north and west, occurred between 1780 and 1900, stim-ulated by nation-building and colonialism as royal col-lections were transformed into national museums. The second, which started in 1980 and is still going, is fuelled by urbanisation and rising urban real-estate values world-wide; in 2008 we became majority urban dwellers for the first time in history as the number of people living in cities surpassed 50 per cent.

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December 23, 2019
2019 Highlights looking forward to 2020

For the concluding Cultural News of 2019, we share some of the highlights that made it a great year for our practice because so many clients and projects embraced diversity, creativity, youth empowerment, human rights and open minds. Looking ahead – the public trust in museums and the cultural sector depends on these values.

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December 20, 2019
America’s first museum hotel just opened in New Orleans - and it’s worth checking in

It’s fitting that America’s first true museum hotel is at one of America’s very best museums, and a longtime personal favorite of mine, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. If you haven’t been, go, and if you have been, go back - this was my fourth visit, and every time there are new exhibits and in many cases, entire new wings or buildings. Last year TripAdvisor users named it the nation’s third best museum behind only New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at Number One, the 9/11 Museum (also an amazing can’t miss experience).

Congratulations to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lord Cultural Resources is so proud to have worked with you to develop your campus and your leaning strategies.

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