Gail Dexter Lord is one of the world’s foremost museum, gallery, and cultural planners. Her company, the Toronto-based Lord Cultural Resources, with offices in New York, Paris, Mumbai and Beijing, is the world’s largest professional practice dedicated to creating cultural capital, with more than 2,000 successfully completed projects in 50 countries on 6 continents. Her clients include the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Ottawa’s National Holocaust Museum, the National African American Museum of History and Culture, and the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, just to name a few. She is an art critic, feature writer, frequent commentator, public speaker, and the co-author of several important books in her field, including Cities, Museums, and Soft Power. In 2014, she was appointed Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France for her contributions to arts and culture.
Gail Dexter Lord
(BA 1968 UC)