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“... a worthy organization”
– CULTURED MAGAZINE

 

THE LCD academy is a 'knowledge sharing' and networking INITIATIVE where You can learn THE INSIDE STORY ON MUSEUM CULTURE, SOFT POWER AND CLIMATE CHANGE FROM the EXPERTS at the heart of our community. The LCD ACADEMY CELEBRATES AND SUPPORTS THE TRANSFORMATION OF traditional CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS INTO the LEADING CULTURE DESTINATIONS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.


I would love to design a new kind of space for art where viewers, and beyond, could stay and live
— ALESSANDRA CIANCHETTA, ARCHITECT, NEW YORK, LCD AMBASSADOR

CLIMATE SMART

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IN 2017, THE LCD AWARDS INTRODUCED THE INAUGURAL ‘CLIMATE SMART’ AWARD, WHICH RECOGNISES A MUSEUM OR LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC ART PROJECT THAT HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.

THIS AWARD IS DETERMINED BY A SPECIALLY SELECTED JURY, LED BY PROFESSOR GEOFFREY LIPMAN, FORMER PRESIDENT OF WTTC AND CO-FOUNDER SUNX, AND LONG-TIME TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADER DR TOM SELANNIEMI, DIRECTOR OF THE FINNISH NATURE CENTRE HALTIA, ALONGSIDE A TEAM OF EXPERTS.

 THe CLIMATE smart SELECT JURY:

MANCHESTER, UK

Climate Control Exhibition at Manchester Museum

'What are the challenges a museum faces when dealing with the issue of climate change?'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Geoffrey Lipman, Co Founder SUNx and ICTP President

'How is digital media reshaping art in the 21st century?'

 

 

SOFT POWER DESTINATIONS

AT THE HEART OF THE ACADEMY programme is a collaborative CRAsH-COURSE IN soft power DEVOTED TO shifting your organisation, your community and your social environment into an impactful soft power destination.

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THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP 

Our thought-leadership programme shares vital insights into the shifting dynamics and industry trends shaping the cultural landscape.

London, UK

Alice Black, Co-Director

'What are the core principles of the museum?'

London, UK

Scarley Sabat, Poet

'How is digital media reshaping the landscape of art?'

LONDON, UK

Leanne Rae Wierzba, Design Historian / Curator / Editor

'Does museum culture help to build bridges gloabally?'

VALLETTA, MALTA

Catherine Tabone, Director of the Valletta 2018 Foundation

‘What were the challenges you faced while preparing for EcoC 2018?’

London, UK

Andrea Morgante, Architect / Designer

'Why is it important for a museum to be environmentally conscious?'

LONDON, UK

JOE LA PLACA, GALLERIST AND WRITER

'WHAT DOES CULTURE MEAN TO YOU?’

Bethlehem, Palestine

Wisam Salsaa, Director

'How has The Walled Off Hotel been received in Palestine?'

Athens, Greece

George Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

'What is the most inspiring thing about modern Athens?'

Lisbon, Portugal

Maximilano Arrocet, Director of Amanda Levete Architects

'How does the MAAT's architecture reflect the culture of Lisbon?'

Manchester, UK

Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology

'What are the challenges museums face in dealing with climate change?'

LONDON, UK

Geoffrey Lipman, Co Founder SUNx / ICTP President

'How is digital media reshaping art in the 21st century?'

New York, USA

Tim McHenry, Director of Programs and Engagement

'Tell us about the 'Dreamover’.'

TRAVELLERS WANT TO RELOCALISE THROUGH CULTURE, AFTER BEING GLOBALISED THROUGH BRANDS IN THE PAST FIFTY YEARS.
— FLORIAN WUPPERFELD, FOUNDER