Gail Lord is President of Lord Cultural Resources, one of the world’s foremost museum planners, a public presenter, and co-author of six museum planning manuals and several books, including “Cities, Museums and Soft Power”. Gail co-founded Lord Cultural Resources with her husband Barry Lord in 1981 to provide specialised planning services to museums, the arts, cultural districts, and the creative economy with the goal of making the world a better place through culture. Based in Toronto and New York, Lord has offices in Mumbai, Dubai, Los Angeles, Madrid, and Beijing. It has completed over 2,600 projects in 57 countries and 450 cities. Gail has been honoured as a Member of the Order of Canada, Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France, and Doctor of Letters from McMaster University.