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Our Journey Toward Canada's Holocaust Monument
Cultural Planning / Paper
Our Journey Toward Canada's Holocaust Monument

The National Holocaust Monument will be Canada’s first national monument dedicated to the Holocaust. Located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, the Monument will honour and commemorate those who were murdered under Nazi tyranny as well as acknowledge those survivors who were able to come to Canada. The monument is set to be Innaugerated on September 27th, 2017. And will be open to the public on September 28th.

This thought piece by Gail Dexter Lord and Dov Goldstein, reflects on Lord Cultural Resources' journey towards the creation of the National Holocaust Monument in Canada-- from the initial Request for Qualifications through to opening day. This includes the development of the right team, and concept, in order to strike a balance between the Holocaust's universal significance and the Canadian context.

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Keeping Up With Change
Strategic Planning / Presentation
Keeping Up With Change: Strategic Planning for Cultural Institutions

Originally given at AAM 2017, the presentation draws on key insights from the new Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations to assist these institutions in preparing for, and carrying out, change.

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Constructive conservation
Heritage / Paper
Constructive conservation – a model for developing heritage assets

This paper outlines a conceptual model for adaptive reuse of heritage assets which has been produced in an effort to fill a gap in information, address the complexity of developing heritage assets and encourage more responsible and responsive treatment of heritage assets.

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Gail Lord at MNBAQ
Soft Power / Video
How Art & Culture Position Cities as International Destinations

Gail Lord spoke to a crowd at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. She discussed how artistic excellence, citizen engagement and soft power can re-position cities as international destinations.

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Hiring Diverse Museum Staff
Museum Planning / Infographic
Hiring Diverse Museum Staff

Learn about how to implement change in your museum and identify a pipeline of diverse employees.

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Art in Healthcare & Wellness Settings
Exhibitions / Paper
Art in Healthcare & Wellness Settings

Significant research and initiatives have identified evidence of the benefits of art in health care settings. This resource cites these benefits, noting positive health outcomes across key groups in the hospital, including patients, visiting family members and friends, hospital staff and providers, and the public.

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Gail Lord: Great Cultural Districts
Soft Power / Video
Great Cultural Districts

Gail Lord describes the need for thriving cultural districts in cities.

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Gail Lord at Shenzhen
Cultural Change / Paper
UNESCO High-Level Forum on Museums- How can you adopt the Shenzhen Declaration?

The inaugural meeting of UNESCO’s High-Level Forum on Museums was held in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. The result of the Forum was the Shenzhen Declaration. Learn how can you adopt the Declaration's principles.

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Janera Solomon
Cultural Planning / Video
How to nurture an idea and finish a project

In this TEDx Talk Janera Solomon talks about the path to succeed in a project and accomplish goals. Janera Solomon is the executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, a historic live arts venue in Pittsburgh, and has worked with Lord Cultural Resources in several projects.

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