Barry Lord is Co-President of Lord Cultural Resources Planning and Management Inc., which he co-founded in 1981 with his wife Gail Dexter Lord. With a network of offices worldwide, the company has grown to become the largest cultural planning firm in the world having completed over 1,800 museum planning and management projects in 49 countries on six continents.
Barry is one of the world's foremost museum and art gallery planners. He is committed to assisting institutions, communities, and their leaders worldwide in developing their cultural resources, including: Musée du Louvre; National Aboriginal Art Gallery, Vancouver; Princeton University Art Museum, Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo; West Kowloon Cultural District, International Museum in Patna, India; The Art Institute of Chicago and the National Museum of the Philippines.
Barry and Gail Dexter Lord have co-authored The Manual of Museum Exhibitions (2001), The Manual of Museum Management (2nd edition, 1999), The Manual of Museum Planning (2nd edition, 2009), The Manual of Strategic Planning (2007) and The Cost of Collecting (1991); and has published numerous articles on a wide range of museum topics. His latest book, co-authored with Gail Dexter Lord, Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes (2010) focuses on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes.