Co-President of Lord Cultural Resources, Canada
Designer of the Chicago Cultural Plan, Gail Lord is one of the world’s most prominent museum planners. An innovative, creative expert, her studies on cultural tourism and community art are a major contribution to understanding this sector and its relationship with the economy and society in these times of change.
Gail and her husband Barry Lord founded Lord Cultural Resources in 1981 to cater to the demand for specialised planning services in the cultural sector. Over the last thirty years they have directed 2,000 projects in more than 50 different countries, creating cultural capital and maximising its resources. Gail Lord has worked for museums such as the London Tate Gallery and the Bilbao Guggenheim, where she took part in drawing up the 2005-2009 and 2009-2012 Strategic Plans.