Gail Lord is Co-President Lord Cultural Resources, the world’s foremost cultural consultancy, which has undertaken over 2200 planning and strategy assignments for cultural institutions and programs in 57 countries.
Gail has worked with world-renowned cultural projects across the globe, including Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Louvre, International Center of Photography in New York, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, Saadiyat Island Cultural District of Abu Dhabi, the Chicago Art Institute, the Chicago Cultural Plan and its Chicago Architectural Biennial, and a number of cultural centres and foundations.
Most recently, Gail co-authored the bestselling book “Cities, Museums and Soft Power,” that redefines soft power for the urban age and articulates new roles for cultural institutions in the 21st century city.
Gail is a Member of the Order of Canada (2016), and Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France (2014). In 2016, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters, by McMaster University. Gail is a member of the UNESCO High Level Forum on Museums (2016-17).