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May 5, 2018
Grand Opening of the Nordic Museum

The Nordic Museum in Seattle opened its doors for the first time on May 5th. The Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Dagfinn Høybråten, along with the Danish crown princess, the Icelandic President, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Jorodd Asphjell MP (NO) of the Nordic Council and the Nordic ambassadors to the United States attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the official opening of the new museum.

See the Nordic Co-operation for more details about the Grand Opening.

Start planning your visit to the Nordic Museum!

Biosphere Project Shortlisted for CASCADE Award
March 14, 2018
Biosphere Project Shortlisted for CASCADE Award

The CASCADE awards recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada's science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums. Among the finalists in the category "Best Exhibition or Show - Large Institution" is Planet MTL, which opened at Montreal's Biosphere on June 1st, 2017.

Lord Cultural Resources worked with NGX Interactive, Expographiq, and WeatherstonBruer Associates to create this innovative, educational exhibition designed to immerse visitors in learning about Urban Ecosystems. Read more about the project, or see all the finalists on the Canadian Association of Science Centres website.

Congratulations to The Biosphere on the success of their exhibition and our team members for this recognition of their achievements!

Images: Bank of Canada via Flickr
March 8, 2018
Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Viola Desmond featured on new $10 bill

The first regularly circulated Canadian bank note to feature a human rights theme was unveiled on Thursday March 8thInternational Women’s Day. The $10 bill displays a portrait of human rights defender Viola Desmond, and on the reverse an image of Lord project, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

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Soft Power Destinations Awards 2018: Nominations Now Open
March 1, 2018
Soft Power Destinations Awards 2018: Nominations Now Open

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

Does your city, cultural organization, or district 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 April 6, 2018.

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Lord events for spring 2018
March 1, 2018
Lord events, spring 2018

Lord Cultural Resources events for spring 2018 include:

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March 1, 2018
Gail Lord on Panel for the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Gail Lord was invited to appear on a panel before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to speak and answer questions about the state of Canadian museums. Her panel included Hon. Eva Aariak, (President, Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated) and William Beveridge (Executive Director, Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated). The Committee is planning to undertake a study to review the state of Canadian museums, with a focus on local and community museums.

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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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aia awards
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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