ASCC Kuwait opens to the public

March 16, 2018

This week the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) in Kuwait officially opened. ASCC is one of the largest museum complexes in the world and includes a fine arts centre, theatre and four museums.

We first visited the site in October to deliver three modules of training in management and staff functions, facilitation skills and presentation skills. The impressive architecture conveys the scale of the site and its position as a landmark destination, whilst the staff’s passion brings the site and its ambitions to life.

The ASCC Instagram page has been sharing lots of images and videos of its opening day and events (our favourite is Facilitator Sara engaging visitors on her tour).

We’re looking forward to visiting ASCC and seeing the Facilitators and Management teams putting their training into practice!

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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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Happy New Year!

January 2, 2018

2017 was an exciting year for KCA – new faces joined the team, we were involved in significant national and international projects and we celebrated our 10th anniversary.

We’re looking forward to the new year and continuing to work with royal commissions and future shaping organisations in Saudi Arabia,  landmark destinations in the UAE and starting new projects in the UK, Malta and the UAE.

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2018 from all of us at KCA.



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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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Good Luck Becky!

September 1, 2017

This week the wonderful Becky had her last day with KCA!

Becky was one of our graphic designers and has been with use since 2014. She’s worked on a range of projects during her time with KCA, including developing a new programme for Girlguiding, crafting a sensory toolkit for engaging families in Qatar and the graphics for an exhibition at Wakehurst.

She’s leaving us to go back to studying, and whilst she won’t be in the office as regularly- it’s definitely good luck and not goodbye!


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