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February 21, 2018
Reinventing Museums: The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Gail discussed the reinvention of museums, how are they facing their colonial roots, and connecting with communities at TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, along with Silvia Forni, Gordon Shadrach and Andrew Hunter.

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January 9, 2018
2018 - AIA New York Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects NY (AIANY) has announced its 2018 Design Awards Recipients, and recognized 2 Lord Projects. Each winning project is chosen for its design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. 

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December 5, 2017
The NYC Office staff invited to the topping off ceremony for the Statue of Liberty Museum

The Lord US team was invited by our friends at ESI to attend the topping off ceremony for the Statue of Liberty Museum yesterday. "Topping off" is refered to the uppermost girder of the structure when is laid. 

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Christopher Pike / The National
November 11, 2017
Louvre Abu Dhabi Opens with Transformational Exhibition

“Many will acclaim this museum building as a wonder of the world, I acclaim it as a wonder of the mind” says Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources.

After more than 10 years in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened, becoming the first Universal Museum in the Arab world. "Being a universal museum means that its collections are from the world's many cultures," explains Gail, "but the Louvre Abu Dhabi under the inspired leadership of its director Manuel Rabate and his Emirate Colleagues has given the concept of 'universal museum' a new meaning - one in which the humanity and creativity of all cultures is recognized as equal."

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October 11, 2017
A tribute to Holly Block

Holly Block, Executive Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts passed away Friday October 6th, at her home in Manhattan due to Breast Cancer.

We had the pleasure to work with Holly on audience development in anticipation of the expansion of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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October 2, 2017
Bihar opens state-of-the-art Museum

We celebrate the opening of all galleries of the Bihar Museum on October 2, 2017 by the Honourable Chief Minister of Bihar, Mr. Nitish Kumar. During the opening ceremony, he spoke of the museum as transformational, asserting the importance of the Government of Bihar’s vision for an exceptional new museum of international standards for the children and people of Bihar. 

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September 29, 2017
Soft Power Destinations Winners Announced!

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 awards.

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Transformer Station, a private contemporary art museum opened by Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell in a renovated 1920s power plant on Cleveland’s West Side. Credit Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times
September 29, 2017
A Collector’s Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy

Gail Lord was quoted in the article "A Collector's Dream: Creating Your Own Museum as a Legacy" in the The New York Times by Paul Sullivan. 

“A collector may say, ‘I want this material to be seen in perpetuity,’ but they don’t realize that the type of expenses that are involved are significantly more than where they’re holding the works now,” said Gail Lord, a founder of Lord Cultural Resources, a cultural planning firm.

“There are occupancy costs, which include heating, lighting, cooling and security, and insurance is a very significant cost,” said Ms. Lord, who is also the firm’s president. “‘Open to the public’ means there has to be a staff of some type who is going to be opening the doors and charging or not charging admission. You also need someone to provide information to fulfill the educational requirement.”

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September 27, 2017
Prime Minister inaugurates National Holocaust Monument

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today inaugurated the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. The monument serves to honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and the important lessons it so painfully taught us.

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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 and Hurricane Maria

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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