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Bihar Government Logo
July 19, 2017
Government of Bihar Invitation

National Expression of Interest is invited from individual firm/ consortium of firms of national / international repute for comprehensive design services, for the Dr. A. P. J. Kalam Science City, Patna. The services include for the Comprehensive Design of the Science City which includes comprehensive Architectural and Engineering Design of the Facility and Site, Exhibition Design, and Project Management and Construction Administration of the Building Contractors and Exhibition Fabricators. The design is to be based on the Master Plan prepared by Lord Cultural Resources. The EOI can be downloaded from the notice board of Building Construction Department (http://bcd.bih.nic.in/NewsList.asp).

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Queensland Museum- World Science Festival Brisbane
July 14, 2017
2017 Soft Power Destinations Awards Shortlist Announced

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.

This year’s Soft Power Destinations of the Year category is sponsored by Valletta 2018. The Valetta 2018 Foundation is responsible for the European Capital of Culture Programme in Malta.


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June 26, 2017
“Does Art Really Make Us Better Citizens?”

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.

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Visitor participation in the Cooper Hewitt Process Lab’s Citizen Design exhibit. Photo by Priya Sircar.
June 22, 2017
Spin the Wheel and Land on Community

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".

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Museum of Tolerance, Soft Power, Gail Lord
June 22, 2017
Los Angeles, Museums and Soft Power: Keynote at the Museum of Tolerance

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.

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Longwood Gardens
May 24, 2017
Longwood Gardens splashes into its summer of spectacle

Longwood Gardens' Main Fountain is opening on May 27th, 2017 with a season of spectacular events, live music, special exhibits, and fountain performances.

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Emerald Publishing
May 18, 2017
Sarah Hill's paper selected as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

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.

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Bihar Government
May 10, 2017
Government of Bihar - Request for Expressions of Interest - Design Services

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.

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Gail Lord at TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
April 25, 2017
Ontario: Heart, Soul, or Brand?

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.

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California is a soft superpower
April 18, 2017
California is a Soft Superpower

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.

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