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October 30, 2019
A collection of young thinkers about city building

Over the past two years, Sidewalk Toronto has brought some important questions about cities – and our collective futures – into sharp focus. Some of those questions are new; others we’ve been asking for a long time. This is a collection of ideas to help build on and continue these discussions.

Gail Lord is one of more than 90 urban thought leaders invited to contribute an entry to this collection. The entries are presented in tables, to represent conversations that might happen over a meal. Read Gail's entry "Building Livable Communities" as part of the discussion at Table 14.

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October 24, 2019
A New Initiative to Use Technology to Reach New Audiences

The National Ballet of Canada announced the launch of Digital Reach, an exciting, multi-organization project to examine how the arts and culture sector can use screen technologies to reach new and existing audiences. 

Lord Cultural Resources partnered with Nordicity and OCAD University on the project.

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September 13, 2019
A contemporary art museum in the heart of Istanbul

This fall, Turkey opened the country’s first-ever permanent home for contemporary art, Istanbul’s Arter in September. About half of the 1,300 pieces in the collection are works from Turkish artists, with the rest coming from Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. The newly opened museum is free to the public.

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August 29, 2019
New Green Gables Heritage Place Visitor Centre shines a light on L. M. Montgomery

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND • The new Parks Canada visitor centre at the Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish, P. E. I., opens up a world of stories about the woman who created one of Canada’s most famous literary characters.

 The Visitor Centre focuses on the life of author L. M. Montgomery, whose most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables, introduced the character of Anne Shirley to the world in 1908. Anne’s bravery and charm, and her passion for friendship, imagination, community, and natural beauty endeared her to readers all over the world.

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Soft Power Destinations Awards 2020: Nominations Now Open
August 28, 2019
Soft Power Destinations Awards 2020: Nominations Now Open

The Soft Power Destinations Awards recognize soft power best practice in cultural destinations.

Does your city, cultural organization, or cultural collaboration have a strong and positive influence in your community? We want to hear from you, you can nominate your own, or other exemplary organizations for consideration. Nominations close on September 15, 2019.

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July 12, 2019
Remembering Architect Phil Freelon

Lord Cultural Resources mourns the passing of architectural giant, Phil Freelon. Lord began working with Phil and the Freelon Group more than 20 years ago, with the creation of the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. Together Lord and Freelon, developed an institution that asked the world, “When did you first learn you were African?”

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Green Gables
June 20, 2019
New Green Gables interpretive centre puts focus on L.M. Montgomery

A new interpretive centre at Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish, P.E.I., will lead visitors to the iconic house, but not before they pass through displays that put P.E.I. author Lucy Maud Montgomery in the spotlight.

Green Gables Heritage Place has been undergoing a major redevelopment over the last three years and the exhibit installation is the last phase of the project. Lord Cultural Resources worked with Green Gables Heritage Place on a Site Redevelopment, Master Plan, Interpretation and Exhibition Design Concept and Content Development.

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Community conversations  Macon 2019
June 7, 2019
Here's what a conversation about art and culture in Macon sounds like

About a dozen community members gathered at the South Bibb Recreation Center this week to talk about Macon’s future. This gathering was the third community conversation in the last few weeks led by the Macon Arts Alliance that are supposed to help create a cultural master plan, said Julie Wilkerson, the executive director of the alliance. 

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Gail Lord in Russia 2019
April 29, 2019
Teaching Cultural Leadership in Russia

Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder of Lord Cultural Resources is in Russia this month teaching a course on "Cultural Leadership" for 30 Russian museum professionals from the Moscow region. The series of workshops and lectures are sponsored by the Potanin and Pro Arte Foundations. 

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Fossil Prep Lab
April 12, 2019
The University of Michigan Unveils its New Museum of Natural History

This weekend, the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History opens the doors to its spectacular new home in the campus’s Biological Sciences Building. The museum is deliberately and deeply integrated into this collaborative learning facility: Visitors can explore working laboratories, talk to scientists, attend planetarium shows, and enjoy dozens of newly designed interactive exhibits.

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