Lord Cultural Resources is a global professional practice dedicated to creating cultural capital worldwide.
Lord Cultural Resources offers a comprehensive range of integrated services including master planning, business planning, feasibility studies, cultural and heritage tourism planning, strategic planning, facility planning, functional programming, architect selection, interpretive planning, exhibition design, project management, training and recruitment.
Our cultural projects include museums, mixed-use developments, cultural centres, art galleries, science centres, world expositions, visitor centres, heritage sites, festivals, theatres, archives, libraries and gardens. Our clients are in all sectors including private and public corporations, foundations, governments and non-profit institutions.
Culture and Art at the Retail Mall
Lordculture participated in MAPIC, the International Market for Retail Real Estate conference, on November 14, 2013 in Cannes, France. The event gathered thousands of retailers, investors, city representatives and developers. Content partner for MAPIC, Lordculture co-organized the conference panel on Pop-up culture? How culture and retail paradigms marry to attract shoppers that was moderated by Laure Confavreux Colliex, Executive Vice President. Laure spoke to how culture and art can be part of the retail mall experience and what's possible when culture meets commerce. She envisions a future in which real estate and retailers might become key stakeholders in financing culture.
Read more about Laure's presentation at MAPIC here (on page 4).
CMHR Announces September 2014 Opening Date
Congratulations to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) who will open its doors to the world on September 20, 2014! The CMHR is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. It is the first national museum in Canada to be built outside the National Capital Region. Lord Cultural Resources has been involved in this project from the early stages and we are thrilled about the announcement.
Read the press release in English and French.
One Year Anniversary of Chicago Cultural Plan Launch
Congratulations to the City of Chicago and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCASE)! One year ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the city's first Cultural Plan in over 25 years and the impact of the Plan, facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources and led by DCASE, on everyday Chicagoans has been unprecedented. Over half of the plan's 241 initiatives have been implemented, transforming major global events like the city's Taste of Chicago and attracting and leveraging support from major corporations and city agencies to strengthen neighborhood cultural access. This month Mayor Emanuel announced that the plan would receive a proposed $1.25 million in the City's 2014 budget.
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Barry Lord Interviewed by an Australian Newspaper
Barry Lord, Co-President, has been interviewed by Phil Brown, The Courier-Mail newspaper in Australia. Our firm is working in Brisbane together with Cox Rayner Architects and urban planners Urbis to develop the Cultural Precinct Master Plan, a 20 year vision statement for South Bank area.
Read the article entitled "Cultural expert Barry Lord says South Bank needs children's art gallery or museum" online or view the PDF of the print version.
Gail Lord Speaks on "Building Heritage with Innovation"
Gail Lord, Co-President, was Guest Speaker at the 39th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards & William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture at the Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, on October 15, 2013. Gail spoke about Building Heritage with Innovation.
Video: Introductions and presentation by Gail Lord at the 39th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards & William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture.
Lisa Wright, Senior Consultant, presented at the Museums Association of the Caribbean Annual Conference in Belize City, October 27-31, 2013. The topic of Lisa's presentation was Turning a Challenge into an Advantage: The Benefits of Collaboration.
Ngaire Blankenberg, Principal Consultant, is a Speaker at the World Culture Forum Bali, Indonesia, November 24-27, 2013.
Gail Lord, Co-President, will speak on the theme of Cultural Planning for Cities at the conference "Visions of the Future" organized by Leadership Nouveau (HEC Montreal) at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York on April 28 - 29, 2014.
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