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Leading Culture Destinations is the culture travel channel connecting   the next generation of cultural nomads to the most exciting cultural destinations worldwide.

WE shine A light on those cultural destinations at the forefront of this movement–with insights from our informed community of ambassadors. With them we organise art safaris for our members and provide vital insights and learnings to travel and culture industry professionals via our academy. 

once a year we hold our annual awards ceremony, coined as  'the oscars for museums' by the international press.

TRAVEL YOURSELF SMART,
AND GET INVOLVED


My most emotional moments with culture have happened in immersive moments of art, architecture and nature
— PRINCESS ALIA AL-SENUSSI, ARTS PATRON, LCD AMBASSADOR

LCD ART SAFARI

lcd curates once-in-a-lifetime experiences all year round. every journey is unique and all our offers come in editions–just like works of art.


MUSEUMS ARE DESTINED TO BECOME INDISPENSABLE MEDITATION ENVIRONMENTS WITHIN OUR CITIES
— ANDREA MORGANTE, ARCHITECT, SELECT JURY 2017

LCD AMBASSADORS

READ WEEKLY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH OUR EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY OF AMBASSADORS AND SELECT JURY MEMBERS sharing first-hand insights on destinations you cannot miss.


LCD AWARDS

The LCD Awards celebrate the vibrancy and vitality of museums around the world, which are changing fast. Today cultural destinations are not only for art experiences and education; they have become social hubs for visitors to spend time, dine, shop, work and even sleep!


The rise of private museums is already having a huge impact on the cultural footprint of cities.
— CLAUS SENDLINGER, CEO DESIGN HOTELS, SELECT JURY 2017


Museums have an abundance of content and the notion of being tied to a physical location to enjoy a museum experience is starting to disappear
— JEREMY JAUNCEY, FOUNDER OF BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, SELECT JURY 2017

LCD ACADEMY

lcd academy is a new 'knowledge sharing' and networking initiative, providing thought-leadership and connecting culture and travel. 

THE RUBIN MUSEUM: LCD AWARDS WINNER, SIPSMITH LATE NIGHT EXPERIENCE PRIZE

New York, USA

Tim McHenry, Director of Programs and Engagement 'Tell us about the 'Dreamover'

Leanne Rae Wierzba, Design Historian/ Curator/ Editor

LONDON, UK

'Does museum culture help to build bridges gloabally?'

The Walled Off Hotel, Avis Travellers' Awards Best Art Hotel 2017

BETHLEHEM, PALESTINE

Wisam Salsaa, Director: 'How has The Walled Off Hotel been received in Palestine? '

JOE LA PLACA, DIRECTOR OF THE CARDI GALLERY, MAYFAIR

LONDON, UK

'What does culture mean to you?'


 

magazine 

The Leading Culture Destinations magazine is the first magazine dedicated to the next generation of cultural nomads.

The modern traveller is in search of authentic travel experiences, and arts and culture offer exactly that. The magazine will feature not only the shortlisted destinations of the 2018 LCD Awards, but also share first-hand insights on those destinations at the forefront of a transformation in cultural tourism, and thought-leadership from our selected jury and ambassadors.

Shining a light on key cultural travel trends, the magazine will offer a fresh perspective on contemporary travel. Museums and cultural institutions are at the centre of a revolution, becoming social hubs for locals and travellers alike.