Owain has 20 years’ experience in creating interactive exhibitions, educational materials and programmes for museums, science centres, visitor attractions, cultural institutions and corporate organisations around the world. With a thorough grounding in every aspect of the operation and senior management of an internationally recognised educational visitor attraction he brings a deep understanding of audiences, content delivery and interpretational strategy.
After graduating with Masters degrees in both Chemistry and the History of Science at the University of Oxford, Owain began his career as a curator at the Science Museum London. He worked on the museum’s iconic Wellcome Wing as an exhibition developer before joining its expanding commercial team delivering projects in the UK, USA and Azerbaijan.
In 2005 Owain joined the Life Science Centre then later moved to Techniquest, the UK’s longest established science centre, as Creative Director.
Owain led Techniquest’s international commercial projects for 11 years, collaborating with a worldwide network of science centres, contractors and consultants. Securing and delivering projects valued at over £6m, his work included: masterplanning and consultancy projects for visitor attractions, museums and science centres and around the world; the conceptual development, design, and build of over 500 original and replica exhibits; full scale exhibition development for clients including national museums in the UK and wide range of international clients; the creation of extensive educational programmes and outreach resources for clients in countries including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, China, and Malaysia.
His work led to Techniquest developing partnerships with design consultancies, children’s museums and agents in Asia, Scandinavia and the Middle East. He has recently overseen major projects with a huge variety of organisations including the Science Museum, London, the National Media Museum, the Children’s Museum Jordan in Amman, the Brunei Oil and Gas Discovery Centre, the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, the Airbus Discovery Centre, the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and a variety of longstanding commercial clients in the China, Malaysia, Norway.
At KCA Owain manages projects and advises on areas including exhibition development, interpretational strategy, strategic planning and staff operations.