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The inaugural Museums/Musées Canada Summit took place in Kitchener from April 3-6, 2022. Gail Lord, President and Co-Founder, Lord Cultural Resources spoke at the summit on "The New Context for Revisiting History Museums." Read her presentation to learn more about the challenges history museums are facing today and some ideas for shaping a path forward.Read presentation
In this podcast you'll hear discussions with Prof. Dimitrios Pandermalis, President, Acropolis Museum on the Parthenon Marbles, what museums should be, and what can they offer the public, the history of the Marbles with Paul Denis, Assistant Curator, Greek and Roman Galleries, Royal Ontario Museum, and this:
Under increasing pressure to right past wrongs and repatriate the cultural objects they house, museums potentially find themselves on the cusp of a great letting go – not only of artifacts, but of old roles. What then? A Q&A with Gail Lord considers unlocking a way forward, even as museums consider unlocking their vaults.
Lord's Vice President Brad King dives into a lively conversation with Rashida Phillips, Executive Director of the American Jazz Museum. Rashida Phillips began her work as Executive Director in January 2020. In her About Me statement on the American Jazz Museum website, Phillips notes, “I believe all the roads of my life’s journey have led me to the American Jazz Museum.”Watch video
In this episode, Lord's Senior Practice Leader Kathleen Brown speaks with Jason Cryan and Sarah George, Executive Director and Chief Philanthropy Officer respectively of the Natural History Museum of Utah. As Executive Director, Jason Cryan helps shape the vision for the Museum and advocates for a highly skilled, creative, and dedicated staff.Watch Video
As part of the Bihar Museum Biennale 2021, this panel's discussions addressed the following: How are the museums of the day increasingly becoming platforms of dialogue and representation? To what extent are engagement-driven programs, workshops, and seminars helping museums open up lively conversations of relevance? Are we seeing an evolution of museum cultures towards becoming democratic platforms, and how?Watch recording