Previous projects and experience:
Prior to founding SES, Adam was fortunate to work on an exciting array of exhibition projects and initiatives, these included: establishing the Natural History Museum’s London (NHM) Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition international tour; managing the sales of state-of-the-art animatronics to attractions worldwide; providing visitor attraction design, development and operational consultancy services, collaborating with brands to develop exhibition concepts; and touring blockbuster exhibitions.
Responsible for marketing, business development, account and contractual management, and business planning for project delivery, examples of projects Adam has been involved in include:
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition: This exhibition is the result of an annual competition developed by the Natural History Museum London, and BBC Worldwide, and has subsequently been displayed in over 40 countries, and seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors globally each year.
Harry Potter the Exhibition, Paris, France: Based on one of the most iconic characters of all time, the exhibition contains costumes, props, and rare artefacts from the Harry Potter movies. Produced by Global Exhibition Services(GES) in collaboration with Warner Bros Consumer Products, and locally promoted in France by TF1 Media Group, Adam sourced the venue, negotiated the operational contracts and managed the Paris section of the exhibition tour on behalf of Explorado Productions. Since the worldwide tour began in 2009, the exhibition in Paris recorded the highest number of visitors ever to see the show in one city.
Gondwana Praehistorium, Saarland, Germany: Containing one of the worlds largest dinosaur theatres, this hugely popular attraction provides an immersive setting to tell the story of life on Earth and the evolution of our planet. The life sized dinosaur animatronics were created and supplied by Kokoro Dreams, a Japanese manufacturer of high quality robotics for the leisure industry.
Abu Dhabi Science Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE: As part of a master planning scoping study being developed for the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, the Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA, approached the NHM’s Planning and Design Consulting team to supply: content research and development and storyline creation service, and exhibition visuals for a proposed natural history gallery which was planned to form part of a new science centre development in Abu Dhabi.
Restless Planet, Dubai, UAE: The Restless Planet was a multi-million dollar concept for a hybrid dinosaur theme park and museum, located at the City of Arabia, Dubai, UAE. Working with world class designers, suppliers and industry specialists, the Natural History museum provided the scientific research to assist the development of the exhibition experiences, and were commissioned to oversee the provision of over 100 animatronic dinosaurs created by Kokoro Dreams. Although Dubai’s economic situation meant the project was unfortunately unable to progress, the animatronic models will soon be on display at the City of Arabia as part of the development’s revised plans.
King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: The NHM were contracted to provide content development services, organise and manage the design competition and market test exhibition concept ideas for the Centre’s natural history gallery. The gallery will explore the beauty and diversity of life on the Arabian Peninsula and reflect on how the environment affects the people who live there. Using innovative audio-visual technology, the visitor experience will reveal the history and traditions of the peninsula, and also show how people live today.
Shaun the Sheep, travelling exhibition concept: Working in collaboration with Aardman Animations and National Museums Liverpool, Explorado Productions developed initial ideas for a travelling exhibition based on the topic of health and wellbeing. Adam was responsible securing the brand license agreement, and project managing exhibition concept development processes.
Natural History Museum London image courtesy and © of Alan Wilkinson.