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.
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.Read More
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".Read More
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.Read More
Longwood Gardens' Main Fountain is opening on May 27th, 2017 with a season of spectacular events, live music, special exhibits, and fountain performances.
Sarah Hill's Constructive conservation – a model for developing heritage assets was selected as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, published in the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustaibable Development.Read More
The Government of Bihar’s Building Construction Department is inviting firms to submit an Expression of Interest for design services for the Dr. A. P. J. Kalam Science City in Patna, India. Services include comprehensive architectural and engineering design of the facility and site, exhibition design, project management, and construction administration of the building contractors and exhibition fabricators.Read More
Almost 40 per cent of Canadians live in Ontario. The country's largest city and the nation's capital are both located here. Ontario was a critical founding partner of the country in 1867. There's much to be proud of, but how many living in the province think of themselves as Ontarians? And what does it mean to be an Ontarian? The Agenda explores the elusive idea of Ontario identity.Read More
The Influence and Action - Soft Power track at the 2017 California Association of Museums Annual Conference explored the concept of soft power and its centers in California through a series of presentations and case studies. California has a rich heritage of soft power creation and export that has had significant global impact. View the abundance of “soft power centers” in the state and add your pin to the map.Read More
The Imagine Louisville 2020 Master Plan for Arts and Culture was launched on April 10, 2017, with a day of art-making and performances at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Lord Cultural Resources in partnership with M2 Maximum Media are proud to have been consultants on this region-wide planning process.Read More