Michael Tolhurst


Building on over eighteen years of experience in fabrication engineering, Michael is a hands-on production manager who guards the quality of the built experiences KCA London creates. This guardianship extends from technical drawings to prototype construction, build management and onsite installation.

Michael has international experience of managing multidisciplinary teams to build and install robust and appealing visitor experiences. For the Science Museum, he installed the highly interactive touring exhibition ‘Science of Sport’ throughout Europe and managed the production and installation of experiences including the i-Recycle Centre for Islington Council, the Caspian Energy Centre for BP in Azerbaijan, and the blockbuster ‘Pixar: 20 Years of Animation’ and ‘The Science of Aliens’ exhibition at the Science Museum.

With KCA London, Michael has most recently managed and produced the installation of the Secret Structures exhibition at Wakehurst and two exhibitions at the Francis Crick Institute, How Do We Look? and Open for Discovery. He oversaw the development of the Saudi Pavilion for EXPO 2017 in Astana and has been an Operations Manager during the three month event, managing day-to-day operations and the team of Kazakh guides for the Pavilion.

Previous KCA projects has seen Michael manage the installation of the Royal Beasts exhibition at the Tower of London, the Recycling Discovery Centre for Veolia and the Mishkat visitor centre in Riyadh. He also supported the delivery of the UKTI Experience UK event at the Tate Modern and managed the fabrication of Colgate’s ‘Keeping Britain Smiling’ exhibition conceived and developed by KCA London.