Fonds F 260 - Barry Lord fonds

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Barry Lord fonds

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F 260

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  • 1974 (Creation)
    Lord, Barry

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1 book : 253 pages

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Barry Lord is an art critic, curator, educator, and Co-President, with wife Gail, of Lord Cultural Resources, a Toronto-based cultural heritage management firm. Lord studied Philosophy and the History and Philosophy of Religion, respectively, at McMaster University and Harvard University. In his early career, Lord worked as the Education Director for the National Gallery of Canada. Since then, he has held directorships at a number of galleries and curated freelance exhibitions across North America and has taught courses in art history and museum management throughout the world. Lord is author or co-author of several books, including The History of Painting in Canada (1974), The Manual of Museum Planning (1991), Artists, Patrons and the Public: Why Culture Changes (2010), Art & Energy (2014), and others. He is the former editor of artscanada magazine, has contributed art criticism to numerous art magazines and newspapers, and has authored several exhibition catalogues. Lord was an art history instructor at Ryerson circa 1973. His wife and Co-President, Gail Dexter Lord, is a former instructor in Photogrpahic Arts at Ryerson and helped establish the University's interdisciplinary program in film and photography.

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Fonds consists of a book authored by Lord.

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