Project Coordinator

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Project Coordinator

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It is an exciting time to join Lougheed House as we continue to grow as a cultural hub for Calgary and our Beltline community. We are evolving our organization and are looking for individuals interested in being a part of this journey. Lougheed House was built in 1891 and is a Provincial and National Historic Site.

Designed by Ottawa architect James R. Bowes for Senator James and Isabella Lougheed, it is one of the earliest surviving mansions of its kind on the Canadian prairies today.

Located in the Beltline district of Calgary amid several acres of heritage gardens and green space, the House is also an accredited museum and significant Calgary landmark. It features a regular exhibition program, and hosts events, tours, and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.

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Since it opened in 2005, Lougheed House National and Provincial Historic Site, which includes a museum collection, has focused its exhibitions and visitor experience on the early history of the House. With minimal involvement from the local community in the development of the permanent exhibitions, it does not reflect Calgary’s diverse histories, nor has it kept pace with new ways of engaging community to ensure meaningful and accessible experiences which interpret the past.

To understand who we serve and to identify community needs, we recently undertook a community engagement project which led to the development of a community engagement framework, exhibit plan, and a preliminary interpretive plan for the redevelopment of our permanent exhibits to include more community voices and diverse histories.

Lougheed House Re-Imagined is a plan to redevelop the permanent exhibitions on the second floor of Lougheed House, while also updating signage and interpretation throughout the entire house. The second floor of Lougheed House is currently configured as a typical historic house museum with didactics and historic furnishings that explore the life of the house’s original owners, the Lougheed family. The displays have remained largely unchanged since the museum’s inception in 2005 and are not reflective of our current community.

Project Objectives

The redevelopment of the permanent exhibitions and interpretation in Lougheed House to meet the following outcomes:

  • Implement an innovative model of co-creation.
  • Provide a welcoming space where Calgarians can explore an aspect of Calgary’s social history that may offer a surprising and new perspective on their city.
  • Create space for dialogue about Calgary’s past, present, and future civic identity.
  • Connect Lougheed House history to Calgary history by positioning Lougheed House as a witness to Calgary’s history.
  • Create a space where people can actively engage with history through interactive displays and technology.
  • Provide learning opportunities and curriculum connections for students K–12.
  • Refresh the house’s reputation in the community as a cultural hub and a place for everyone.

For more information, including deliverables, timeline, budget, and submission requirements, please see the attached document.

Deadline for submission is March 22, 2020, at 11:59 MST.

Proposals should be sent to:
Kirstin Evenden, Executive Director
Lougheed House Conservation Society
707 13th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0K8

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