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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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Soft Power 30
The 2018 Soft Power 30 is out

The 2018 Soft Power 30 is out, and it is the fourth year of the comprehensive ranking of the top 30 countries in the world. Gail Lord, President of Lord Cultural Resources reflects on the report and tells you what it means for your museum or cultural organization.

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Diversity as Strength from Around the Field: Commemorating Black History Month 2018
Diversity as Strength from Around the Field: Commemorating Black History Month 2018

Joy Bailey-Bryant (Managing Director, US at Lord Cultural Resources), writes that, "This month, we celebrate the importance of Black history year-round with a round-up of stories pertaining to people of African descent and encourage you to enjoy the diversity of culture wherever you may be." Click through to read more from Joy, as well as a round-up of some of the most exciting news commemorating Black History Month 2018.

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Lord South Asia Team
Celebrating the opening of the Bihar Museum

Our team at Lord South Asia reflects on, and celebrates the opening of the Bihar Museum. 

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Best In Heritage- Conference Insights

Lord Cultural Resources Director Javier Jimenez reflects on the experience and lessons from The Best in Heritage 2017 conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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On the trail of Georgia O'Keeffe: A Trip Memoir

Lord Cultural Resources Co-Founder and President Gail Lord reflects on the trail of some of Georgia O'Keeffe's favorite views in New Mexico.

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In Praise of the Echo Chamber
In Praise of the Echo Chamber

In this guest blog post, Victoria Young shares insights from attending MuseumNext NYC 2016, where over 500 museum professionals assembled from around the world.

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Celebrating Soft Power
Celebrating Soft Power

In the cultural sector, we seem to be doing a lot of waiting. Waiting for a new government and budget. Waiting for new leadership. Waiting for the world to change. There are some who are leading that change and being that change. The Soft Power Destinations Awards are our way to honour that.

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Sprucing up the historic house - no renovations required
Sprucing up the historic house - no renovations required

As funding models and populations change, we become more removed in time from the periods many historic house museums represent. This raises an important question: what can the museum sector do to bring visitors, funding, and vitality to these iconic house museums?

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