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Women’s History Month 2021

Each day during Women’s History Month, our Lord Cultural Resources team celebrated a woman who has made the world a better place through culture. We received such a wonderful response to our posts (65.2k views in total) that we decided to create a poster so that all of us can continue to be inspired by these cultural leaders.

Thank you for all that you do to make the world a better place through culture. We hope that this poster will continue to inspire you in the days and years ahead.

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CAM Exploring Social Impact Summit
CAM Exploring Social Impact Summit

This year’s CAM Social Impact summit explored how museums are serving their communities in new ways, particularly in response to the pandemic, and how they are assessing their social impact. Our Senior Practice Leader, Kathleen Brown, facilitated an interactive session that included a live interactive word cloud contributed to by all participants. The word cloud summarizes session learnings that resonated most with summit goers. Check out the results of the breakout sessions below.

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Culture Bridge, Part Two: A Significant Public Landscape in Oakland

A miniseries between the Garden Conservancy and leading experts who are leveraging the power of gardens to transform the world. In this second segment, the Garden Conservancy's James Brayton Hall is joined by Joy Bailey-Bryant, Lord Cultural Resources, and Lori Fogarty, the Oakland Museum of California.

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MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA
PANEL: MUSEUMS ON STAGE. MUSEUMS IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL REPRODUCIBILITY (IN SPANISH)

Museo Picasso Málaga (In Association with The Russian Museum Collection)

Lord Cultural Resources Director, Javier Jimenez participated in a panel discussion with other professionals from museums, academia, communications, and technology to analyze questions such as: Can we speak of a true "digital culture" in museums? What digital and technological experiences from other areas of culture may be of interest to museums? How does new digital technology influence designers of face-to-face experiences in museums? Does digital mediation really change the relationship between a museum and its communities?

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OMA session 2020
Are Museums in Crisis? A Panel Discussion at OMA Annual Conference 2020

The OMA 2020 Conference program was inspired by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also addressed the many challenges facing museums during the COVID-19 pandemic and social upheaval that have made 2020 an extraordinary year. Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder Lord Cultural Resources spoke at the Conference. Her session discussed the question "Is there a museum crisis?"

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Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020
"SOFT POWER": THE FUEL OF THRIVING CITIES

Watch Gail Lord & her guests from India, USA and Canada at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020 in a discussion about Soft Power. Soft power is the ability to impact behaviour through influence, persuasion and agenda-setting. Countries tend to build walls while cities build bridges, especially in our current period of mass migration. Gail Lord, founder of Lord Cultural Resources and leader of the soft power movement, interviews three pioneering public servants who understand how soft power works and bring it to life.

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Virtual Summit Future of Science Museums
The future of Natural History and Science Museums

True disruption is not temporary: the changes wrought by a once-in-a-century pandemic, a transformative societal movement to fight anti-Black racism, and the accelerating pace of human-driven climate change have left many cultural institutions reeling with the knowledge that they cannot — and should not — return to business as usual, even if and when the current maelstroms abate.

“It would be a mistake to try to reopen the same museum that we closed. This is an opportunity to leapfrog over where we were into some new realm,” said Judy Gradwohl, President and CEO of the San Diego Natural History Museum. She was speaking at a virtual Summit on the Future of Natural History Museums and Science Centers facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources.

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Fostering Leadership
“Fostering Leadership”: online talk with Gail Lord

During the Fostering Leadership online talk, Gail Lord discusses the impact the current crisis situation had on the global trends in culture, what lessons we learned and what we should take with us to the future.

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Digital Museums in a New Era, Sarah Hill
Digital Museums in a New Era

The global pandemic has accelerated the need for digital engagement and transformation within our museums. This webinar explored what the “next normal” might look like and discussed which digital initiatives museums should consider prioritizing in the medium term as we emerge into a new era.

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