A grand opening ceremony for Kuwait

February 9, 2018

This week the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait had its grand opening ceremony.

The spectacular ceremony was attended by Gulf officials, including the Emir of Kuwait, HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The centre is the largest museum complex in the world and includes four world class museums, a fine arts centre and a theatre. We worked with Management and Facilitator teams at SAASCC in October, delivering three modules of training. The modules were: management and staff functions; dialogue and facilitation skills; and presentation skills.

The teams were wonderful to work with, and we’re very much looking forward to visiting again and seeing them welcome and engage the public with Kuwait’s new cultural offer.

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Training in Abu Dhabi

January 18, 2018

This week Gaetan is back in Abu Dhabi working with Lema? He’s working with the Lema? team, training them to perform our new Energy Futures science show.

He’s also helping the presenters develop their presentation skills and techniques for managing different styles and sizes of audience.

Find out more about our work with the Lema? team and the shows we’ve developed for the outreach programme.



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Energy Futures show featured in the UAE’s The National newspaper

January 11, 2018

Last year we developed Energy Futures, a science show themed on energy innovation and future energy. The show was for the Lema? outreach programme run by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

The National is the Middle East’s leading English language news provider and last week they ran a feature on the Lema? programme and our Energy Futures show.

We debuted the show at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Science Festival, performing Energy Futures to hundreds of families and students based in the Emirate. Since then the show has been taken on tour to schools where in just six weeks it has been seen by over 8,500 students.

The article profiled the success of the outreach initiative in inspiring and engaging young Emiratis with science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. It included a quote from Fatima Al Zaabi, special project programme manager of ADEK highlighting the impact of Lema?, saying:

“I am very pleased to say that this has been another highly successful tour for the Lema? programme. Having spent six weeks travelling the emirate, we have connected with over 15,000 pupils in Abu Dhabi, almost 5,000 in Al Ain and over 3,000 in Al Dhafra. We are greatly encouraged by the reception our new show has received.”

One of the Lema? science communicators has been involved with the programme for three years and said, “When I was young, the education system was nothing like this. I wish we had this option available.”

Read the full article and more about our work on the project.

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Extended deadline and email error for internship

December 7, 2017

We’re offering three three-month paid internships for Interpretative Developers.

There was a technical issue with the email address for sending applications to, so we have extended deadline for another week to Sunday 17th December.

If you have already emailed an application, please resend it to jobs@kcalondon.com.

Find out more about the internship opportunities on our careers page.





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Internship opportunities at KCA

December 1, 2017

KCA have exciting paid internship opportunities for Interpretative Developers keen to develop careers in exhibition design and audience experience.

Joining initially for a three-month internship, the Interpretative Developers will work closely with our Interpretative team. They will support the masterplanning and design of a range of visitor experiences (both gallery and event based) through content research and the development of interpretative strategies and plans.

Our work includes both cultural and science based projects and are often focused on the development of young people. We’re therefore looking for interns from arts, humanities or science background who can demonstrate experience and/or skills in interpretation, communication or learning.

Visit our careers page for more information and the full role description.g

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Welcomes the World

November 10, 2017

We are hugely proud to be part of 2017’s most highly anticipated Museum opening – the Louvre Abu Dhabi. We have been appointed as the Cultural Interpretation Services team for the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This role encompasses the recruitment, training and ongoing mentorship of a 30-strong team of Mediators, charged with connecting audiences with the Museum’s treasures and their stories. The Mediators delivered guided tours to a global array of VIP guests during the opening event, to great acclaim. They will continue to  deliver tours, educational workshops and family activities throughout the Museum opening hours.


This prestigious appointment follows an exceptional year of training and operational management commissions for our team. This includes staff training with the Etihad Museum, Dubai; the operational management of Saudi Arabian Pavilion at Expo 2017, Astana; and the development and training of educational shows for the Abu Dhabi Educational Council.


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Expo 2017 Draws to an End

September 15, 2017

After three months of operations, Astana Expo drew to an end this week.

The event in Kazakhstan’s capital welcomed over 3 million visitors and took them on a journey into the theme of ‘Future Energy’.

The Saudi Pavilion showcased the Kingdom’s role and commitment to shaping future energies and sustainable solutions. We recruited and trained a wonderful team of Guides who exemplified the spirit and hospitality of the country. Throughout the course of Expo, the Guides engaged visitors with the stories and content in the Pavilion and helped thousands try on traditional Saudi dress.

We’re thrilled to have consistently been in the top most visited pavilions- welcoming over 740,000 visitors over the course of Expo.

It’s been a great three months in the Kazakh capital, but until next time- Астанаға қоштасу.

Images courtesy of Hypsos.

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Sorted! and Mail Rail Opens

September 8, 2017

Last weekend we were invited to a special preview of Sorted! and Mail Rail at the Postal Museum before they opened to the public.

We got to ride Mail Rail and enjoy the ride through the underground Postal Railway tunnels. The ride took us past Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant sorting office and station platforms that have remained unchanged since the railway was in daily operation. Through soundscapes, narrations and projections we were given a glimpse into the lives of the people who worked on the railway and its pivotal role over several decades.

We also got the chance to show some of the wider (and much younger) members of the KCA family Sorted! Fortunately these fierce critics were very impressed with our latest gallery and had a great Saturday playing in it!


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Expo 2017: Less than a month to go!

August 17, 2017

Since starting on June 10th, the Saudi Pavilion has welcomed over 400,000 visitors and has consistently kept the Pavilion in one of the top 10 most visited at the event.

Expo 2017 may be entering into its final stages, but there is still plenty happening in Astana and celebrations on the event site (we’re particularly looking forward to Saudi National Day on Tuesday 22nd August).

We contracted Hypsos to carry out the fabrication and installation of the exhibit and they have kindly shared their beautiful images of the Pavilion, visitors enjoying it and the guides being fantastic with us.


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Sorted! featured in Design Week

August 4, 2017

The Postal Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time last Friday and they’ve had a busy week. The Museum and Mail Rail have been featured in national, international and industry news outlets.

We really liked Design Week’s article with descriptions of the visitor experience and Museum collections, and lots of beautiful photos of our Sorted! gallery!

Check it out here

Sorted! and Mail Rail open to the public on September 4th. Book your tickets now!

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