Scones and Seaton’s New Station

May 23, 2018

This week we visited Seaton Tramway to see their new station progressing (and enjoy a Devonshire scone).

We’ve been working with Paragon Creative to deliver design solutions for the new £2 million Tramway station. Our work has included 3D design and graphics for the new modern station area, cafe, shop and ticket office.

The new station is due to open later this year and it was great to see the site being developed. It wasn’t all work – we even got to have a ride on the tram and enjoy a cream tea.

 

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Research Superheroes and Superbugs Lates

May 1, 2018

Last week we took over the basement of the Science Museum for April’s Lates.

Over the past two months we’ve been working with UK Research and Innovation to coordinate the UKRI zone at the Science Museum’s Superbugs themed Lates.

The UKRI funds millions of pounds of research to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across disciplines, from social sciences to the arts. The UKRI zone was reflective of the breadth of research being done by UKRI researchers.

It featured 9 activities and over 50 scientists engaging visitors with their work: from a citizen science project hunting for new antibiotics in the museum, to VR exploring inside resistant bacteria, and an arcade style game on the reality of surviving in a future without effective antibiotics.

The zone also included a photo booth highlighting the many different roles involved in tackling AMR, from explorers and divers to farmers and medics, and a barbershop quartet performing a bespoke, and incredibly catchy, song about AMR.

The UKRI zone was very popular with over 750 visitors over the course of the evening.

Image courtesy of Barry McDonald

 

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New Project: Seaton Tramway, Devon

April 11, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that we’re working with Paragon Creative and Seaton Tramway in Devon to deliver design solutions for the new Seaton Tramway building.

Seaton Tramway are building a new £2 million station that offers a year-round facility for the attraction. Our work includes 3D design and graphics for the new modern station area, cafe, shop and ticket office.

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KCA London Newsletter | April 2018

April 9, 2018

In our April newsletter we’ve been sharing some of what we’ve been up to so far this year – including our travels around Europe and then Middle East, new faces joining the team, ongoing projects developing and exciting ones beginning.

You can read our newsletter here.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or would like more information about any of our projects,  send an email to info@kcalondon.com with the subject “newsletter”.

 

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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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