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Whether your challenges involve day-to-day operations, or ambitious, transformative goals, we have tools to help you. From infographics and tip sheets to in-depth multimedia resources, these tools can:

Explore our tools by topic or by type to find what you need. Something specific you have in mind that is not here? Let us know by sending us an email at info@lord.ca.

The Future of Museums Sketch
The Future of Museums Sketch

Lord Cultural Resources was at The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) National Conference 2019, making a mural in real time based on what people think the future of museums will/could look like. Thank you to everyone who contributed to create this great mural. We are excited to see what the future will bring for museums.

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Digital Museum Visitor Experience
Defining Your Digital Museum Visitor Experience

This digital transformation has also had a fundamental, cross-cutting impact on contemporary museum practice from our approaches in collections, operations, and facility management to our need for new skills, audience engagement, income generation, and even how we now measure success. Read this article by Sarah Hill to learn more about Defining Your Digital Museum Visitor Experience Strategy.

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Kanheri Caves in Mumbai
The Kanheri Caves in Mumbai: A Walk in the Past

Cut into a basalt cliff, Kanheri Caves are splendidly carved, rock-cut signature Buddhist caves that are over 100 in number, crisscrossed with steps. Read Vishal Shastri's from Lord South Asia most recent blog post about his visit to the historic site. 

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CSMVS Museum
How the Indian everyman became a subject of art

The traveling exhibition, Indian Life & People in the 19th Century, is on display at the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai with 120-odd Company paintings and sculptures that depict life and people of India in the 19th century. Painted by Indian artists for the British patrons, the Company paintings take a distinct theme from the preceding art. Unlike the royal portraits, courtly grandeur, deific and historical scenes alike captured in the miniature paintings, these works offer a view of everyday life in India in the late 18th and 19th century. Urmi Chanda-Vaz from Lord South Asia reflect on this in the article below.

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Geo-visualising Museums Soft Power
Webinar: Demystifying Museum Soft Power: Geo-visualising Museums’ Influence

This virtual study group shares key findings of a research project that has sought to define, explain and deconstruct the ‘soft power’ of museums. This round-table talk among museum professionals and academics aims to demonstrate and discuss the pilot version of the award-winning dynamic web application that was developed in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

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Strategic Planning Workbook
Strategic Planning Workbook

Action planning can be the most difficult part of the strategic planning process. That’s why we have designed the Strategic Planning Workbook to give you and your staff a guide to helping ensure your goals become reality. Download this excel template and put your plans into action!

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Strategic Planning Retreat
How to Prepare for a Successful Strategic Planning Retreat

Once you have identified the key issues for your organization, a board retreat is the next step in your strategic planning process. Here, the steering committee and board members gather together to identify the strategic directions and goals for your organization.

Running a retreat is not an easy task. But if done correctly, you can succeed in setting the direction of your organization over the next 3 to 5 years.

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Three Phases for Strategic Planning
3 Phases for Strategic Planning

Defining a plan for the optimal future of your organization is not an easy task. Start by understanding the three phases of strategic planning in order to manage your strategic planning process effectively.

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Community Engagement Methods
Community Engagement Methods

Consistent community engagement at different stages and times in a museum’s operations is essential to success. Many museums and cultural organizations recognize the need for community engagement during major changes such a new building or a new strategic plan, but how do you plan to engage consistently throughout your museum operations? Read this tool to help you strategize, implement and practice a myriad of methods to engage your community.

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