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International Women's Day
March 8, 2019
Women's History Month: Help us celebrate!

For Women’s History Month, the team at Lord Cultural Resources— a global woman-led company—decided to give a shoutout to some of the inspiring and amazing women we work with. We’ll be posting responses all month, starting today on International Women’s Day. Tell us about the mentors, the innovators, the trailblazers, and the other talented, successful women you’ve had the pleasure to work with. Together we can make this month a celebration of women from across the cultural sector.

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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
February 28, 2019
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom – Coming to a City Near You

Lord Cultural Resources is proud to announce the North American tour of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. This one-of-a-kind exhibition on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela tells a story of racism, oppression, resistance and reconciliation that changed the world forever – and continues to be relevant today. Opening at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), Lord Cultural Resources will travel the exhibit to venues across Canada and the United States beginning in fall 2019 and running to the end of 2021. Check in often to find out when the exhibition will be in a city near you!

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National Gallery of Canada
February 13, 2019
Minister Rodriguez Announces Appointment of New Director of National Gallery of Canada

Warmest congratulations to Minister Rodriguez on an inspired appointment of an inspiring leader Alexandra (Sasha) Suda for our National Gallery. Dr. Suda is distinguished by her curatorial creativity. We look forward to what she will accomplish as a cultural champion in both the national and international art arenas at the helm of our NGC.

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African American Cultural Center
February 1, 2019
Community Visioning for New African American Cultural Center Drew in a Crowd of Community Stakeholders

On the evening of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the City of Long Beach and Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin kicked off a City-wide effort to create an operating vision for an African American Cultural Center, to serve as a community hub for African American arts, culture, and history. Over 80 residents and community leaders attended to provide input, ask questions, and hear presentations from Councilmember Austin, Deputy City Manager Kevin Jackson, and the consultants, Lord Cultural Resources and Environ Architecture, Inc.

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Perlan Museum
January 31, 2019
Summit Emerging Media Awards for the Perlan Museum

NGX Interactive, a Lord Cultural Resources partner, was granted the prestigious Summit Emerging Media Awards for the Perlan Museum Augmented Reality Cliff Viewers exhibit. This award recognizes and celebrates creativity, innovation, and those pushing the boundaries of creative excellence in all newer forms of emerging media. The cliff viewers received the highest award, the coveted Visionary Award.

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Longwood Gardens Fellows Salon
January 24, 2019
Partnerships and Planning: Fellows Leadership Salons at Longwood Gardens

Gail Dexter Lord visited Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania on Thursday, January 24, to engage in a conversation on cultural diplomacy in a changing world. During Lord’s time at Longwood, she discussed the strategic planning process cultural organizations around the world use to influence opinion leaders and improve communities.

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Ottawa Culture Summit 2019
January 23, 2019
Ottawa Culture Summit

The Ottawa Culture Summit organized by the Ottawa Cultural Alliance and held at the Ottawa Art Gallery was held on January 17-18. Lord Cultural Resources Consultants Brad King and Sarah Hill were there together with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Capital Heritage Connexion Executive Director Catherine Lindquist, and Ottawa Festivals Network Executive Director Carole Anne Piccinin. Expert speakers and participant breakout groups contributed great insights on municipal cultural trends; and the current state of, and potential future priorities for, culture in Ottawa.

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Central Bank museum
January 17, 2019
Central Bank museum reopens

The newly rebranded and reimagined Central Bank Museum reopened on January 15, after three years. It was formerly known as the Money Museum. The Central Bank has hired Lord Cultural Resources to provide exhibition development services, as well as collection analysis and development planning, functional programming, and assistance in the preparation of RFPs for the building work and exhibition fabrication and installation contracts. Our team served as project managers throughout fabrication and installation, all the way through to opening day.

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American Kennel Club
January 4, 2019
AKC Museum of the Dog to Open in NYC

More than 180 pieces of dog artwork and half a dozen interactive digital exhibits line two floors and three stories of New York City’s newest museum: The AKC Museum of the Dog. The museum will officially open February 8, 2019. The AKC engaged Lord Cultural Resources to plan the Museum. Our team worked closely with Gensler, the architects selected to design the new facility and develop the exhibitions.

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Gail Lord on The Agenda
December 3, 2018
Gail Lord on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Museums: Repatriation, and Ownership

Who owns art, antiquities and cultural artifacts, from the Elgin Marbles to the cultural artifacts of Canada's First Nations? It's a question museums and nations were left to struggle with after colonial powers stepped in. And, if the world's great museums were emptied of these treasures, could the story of civilization still be told to millions around the world? The Agenda looks at all the arguments in this equation, and at Canada's strategy to preserve Indigenous heritage. With guests Lucy Bell of the Royal B.C. Museum, Cara Krmpotich of the University of Toronto and Gail Lord of Lord Cultural Resources.

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