Lord Cultural Resources’ new suite of services help cultural institutions recover and thrive during and after the pandemic shutdown. we have identified five main areas that require urgent attention in the post-pandemic world:
- Reopening strategies
- Future-proofing and resilience planning
- Digital services
- Strategic Communications
- Shovel-readiness for government and other funders’ recovery projects
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Museums and other major cultural projects begin with a vision. Our job is to work with each client to develop that vision into stunning reality. We collaborate with clients to define ambitious, achievable goals and objectives. We base project strategies on extensive research and analysis, deep contextual understanding, and our unmatched experience, foresight and rigour.
We customize our services for each client and project, ensuring that our services complement and augment existing strengths and capacities. We approach each project with an open mind, and ensure that everything we provide embodies the highest standards of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
We work with you through visioning, planning, and implementation phases to create new cultural landmarks, weaving presence into the surrounding community.
We help cities build cultural spaces that draw on existing strengths and assets, allowing you to develop local geography, architecture, and artistic talent into a cultural tourist destination.
Lord Cultural Resources has been a partner in planning and executing many parks and conservancies, botanical gardens, horticultural displays, living collection, and other nature-based cultural initiatives.
We approach each heritage and history project with fresh eyes, developing and executing plans that are uniquely tailored to the stories that each site has to tell.
We help plan and create science museums with unique presence and style. We believe in drawing on local culture and context to provide visitors with meaningful, science-rich experiences that inspire and delight.
We have extensive experience developing and renewing archives and libraries, transforming them into dynamic, engaging spaces and broadening their potential audiences.
We help design ground-breaking expositions and festivals that show off a locale’s individual identity and reputation to the world. We can assist with master planning, exhibitions, design, programming, and long-term tourism development.
When projects involve multiple creative partners, we foster collaboration and synergy to take projects further. One shared success always leads to more.
Some of our most interesting and exciting jobs don’t fit standard categories. If your vision involves ideas not described on this site, or concepts that nobody has attempted before, we are intrigued! And we want to hear from you. Our experience and discipline, far from limiting a blue-sky project, make it much more likely to succeed.
The digital strategies an institution implements during the shutdown will transform the organization long after the pandemic restrictions are lifted. Lord has developed a suite of services to help you implement and expand digital services quickly and strategically, ensuring that the investments you make now pay off for years to come.
These services involve both coaching — to build your organization’s internal technology capacity — and consulting to provide external expertise and energy to get you where you need to be.
Communications matters more than ever. Lord offers a range of coaching and consulting services to help you remain in control of your stories and your messages, no matter how suddenly and unpredictably your situation might change.
We’re ready to work with you to develop strategic communications planning and activities that reflect your unique immediate, short-term, and long-term concerns. We offer coaching to help you build your in-house skills, and can work with you on any scale to develop distinctive, effective communications.
Pandemic disruption has spurred cultural organizations to restructure. COVID-19 has made many underlying issues more urgent, and accelerated deep structural change.
This crisis also brings opportunity to revitalize our ways of thinking, to rethink operating models, and to remake organizations to better serve their communities — now and for the long-term.
Lord will help you emerge from this crisis stronger and better prepared to withstand future crises. We’ll work with you to build resilience and adaptability, and to “future proof” your institution.
Governments and other funders are making stimulus funding available to assist in post-pandemic recovery. This funding represents billions of dollars in infrastructure funds for “shovel-ready” culture projects — from new buildings to digital infrastructure.
Lord will work with you to ensure your projects are ready to move forward. We offer a range of services, adaptable to any jurisdiction, to ensure your organization meets relevant funding requirements and eligibility.
Cultural institutions have begun to think about how to approach reopening. We all know we’re not returning to the old normal. When the shutdown ends, exhibitions, programming, staffing, space usage, and digital engagement will all look very different than they used to.
Lord is here to help you regain and maintain control through these unpredictable circumstances. We’re ready to work with you to plan your reopening strategy, build your resilience and adaptability, and position your institution to succeed no matter what the “new normal” looks like.
- Concept Development
- Master Planning
- Feasibility Studies
- Business Planning
- Strategic Planning
- Institutional Planning
- Training and Change Management
- Owner’s Representation
- Cultural Planning
- Facility Strategies
- Functional Program
- Design Assist
- Visitor Flow Analysis
- Collection Analysis
- Wayfinding and Signage
- Architectural Selection
- Space Plans
- Juried Competitions