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in this issue

• Awards celebrate workforce success
• Operator reveals naming rights strategy
• Harry and Meghan 'potent mix' for tourism


Property & tenders
Tender for the provision and operation of an Observation Wheel on the Council’s Recreation Ground in Stratford upon Avon
Location: Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
Opportunity To Develop and Operate Outdoor Leisure Facilities at Castle Park
Location: Company: Colchester Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
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News headlines
Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium  
Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium

By Alice Davis

A historic pier and aquarium on Manhattan Beach, California, is undergoing a major renovation after reaching its fundraising target. The Roundhouse Aquarium, which was built on the end of the 100-year-old iron pier, will benefit from a complete refurbishment, with the US$4m (£3m, €3.4m) project being led by .... more>>
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021  
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021

By Tom Anstey

Coventry will be the next UK City of Culture, beating Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Sunderland and Paisley to the crown. The announcement last night (7 November) by minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen will provide a cultural and economic boost to the city. One of four shortlisted cities, plus the town .... more>>

Public art crucial for cities, argues designer who delivered Ai Weiwei's New York installations  
By Kim Megson

One of the design team responsible for realising Ai Weiwei’s huge ‘security fence’ installations across New York has told CLADglobal the popularity of the project demonstrates why .... more>>
Institute of Contemporary Art opens doors to new home in Miami  
By Alice Davis

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) has been welcoming the first visitors to its new home this week, located in the heart of the burgeoning design district in Miami, Florida. The .... more>>
BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible  
By Tom Anstey

Experience design firm BRC has taken the concept of a theme park attraction and placed it inside a museum setting at the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. A US$500m (€424m, .... more>>
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe  
By Tom Anstey

Russian virtual reality company Anvio VR has announced plans for a global expansion, starting in London this February, before rolling out its free-roam VR experience across Europe and North .... more>>
Heatherwick Studio's intricate 'vertical public space' reaches full height in New York  
By Kim Megson

Vessel – the sculptural urban landmark Heatherwick Studio have designed as the centrepiece for New York’s Hudson Yards development – topped out yesterday (6 December) after eight months of .... more>>
Allies and Morrison win competition to revive 18th century mansion gutted by fire  
By Kim Megson

British conservation charity the National Trust has announced that architecture practice Allies and Morrison will reimagine and rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park, a historic Palladian mansion .... more>>
Hadrian’s Wall joins with Great Wall of China to boost tourism  
By Tom Anstey

Hadrian’s Wall is teaming up with its much larger counterpart, The Great Wall of China, to encourage tourism and increase cultural understanding of the World Heritage Sites. Announced by .... more>>
Potential Fox deal sees James Murdoch cast as contender to Disney throne  
By Tom Anstey

Fox boss James Murdoch has emerged as a contender to become the new CEO of Disney, following reports last week that Bob Chapek was the man to take the organisation forward. Disney is .... more>>
Eleven bid for England's £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund  
By Tom Anstey

Eleven locations from across the north of England have bid for a share of £15m (US$20.1m, €17m) in funding designed to build a legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North. The Department .... more>>
Bjarke Ingels Group unveil design for new type of sports and leisure district under one enormous roof  
By Kim Megson

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have revealed their latest major US project – a sports and entertainment neighbourhood in Texas under a dramatic chequered roofscape. Ambitious plans for the 1.3 .... more>>
Hello Kitty joins forces with UNWTO in sustainable tourism campaign  
By Tom Anstey

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has put a face to its sustainability campaign, unveiling Hello Kitty as a special ambassador to the International Year of .... more>>
Britain must maximise heritage value ahead of Brexit, says government report  
By Tom Anstey

The British government has spelt out plans to maximise the UK's heritage assets as preparations continue to leave the European Union (EU). The government’s annual Heritage Statement calls .... more>>
US$43m Naval attraction proposed for Chicago  
By Tom Anstey

Decommissioned Navy equipment could soon be used to create a family-friendly centre dedicated to maritime life after plans were submitted to develop a US$43m (€36.3m, £32m) attraction in .... more>>

Features
Making Sense

Themed design:
Making Sense


Industry experts Joel Beckerman, Gordon Grice and Scott A Lukas share their thoughts on effective multi-sensory design
Z is for Zeitz

New openings:
Z is for Zeitz


The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
Asian Art Museum to get $90m makeover

Museums & Galleries news:
Asian Art Museum to get $90m makeover


San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum has unveiled a $90m (€77m, £67m) plan to transform the institution
Pure Energy

Expos:
Pure Energy


BRC’s Christian Lachel reflects on the recent expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, and shares his takeaways for Expo 2020 Dubai
Science of attraction design

Editor’s letter:
Science of attraction design


Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
Jane Cooper

Interview:
Jane Cooper


We talked to Jane Cooper, COO and president of Herschend Family Entertainment, about the company portfolio and all things Dollywood
Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Mystery shopper:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered


Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Creating Your Own IP

Ask an expert:
Creating Your Own IP


With global IPs evermore present in parks, is there still room for original story worlds? We asked the experts
Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020

Visitor Attractions news:
Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020


Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100- year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would take over in 2020
Ten out of Ten

Planetariums:
Ten out of Ten


A planetarium upgrade at Telus World of Science in Canada is set to become the first to offer a 10K resolution experience
Attractions product news

Digital Projection names new business development manager for Middle East

Digital Projection names new business development manager for Middle East

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Digital Projection has appointed Abdulrahman Aladawi as its new business development manager Middle East.

The new appointment forms part of a strategic plan to meet increasing demands, as well as encourage the company’s growth, in the region.

 
Sally Corp to partner with Herschend Enterprises for Splash and Bubble dark ride

Sally Corp to partner with Herschend Enterprises for Splash and Bubble dark ride

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Sally Corporation has announced a new partnership with Herschend Enterprises that will see the company develop a new family dark ride.
 
Global orders for cutting-edge attractions cap 'fantastic' year says Simworx MD

Global orders for cutting-edge attractions cap 'fantastic' year says Simworx MD

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Simworx is set to take on new projects across East Asia, Mexico and Russia, after experiencing 'fantastic' growth in 2017, managing director Terry Monkton has revealed.
Museum product news

Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum

Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Experience design firm Sysco has completed a major audio-visual integration at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK.
 
7thSense scores double win at the Made in South-East awards

7thSense scores double win at the Made in South-East awards

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Media specialists 7thSense Design was honoured with two separate awards at the 2017 Made in the South-East awards.
 
Visitors feel history in new VR experience at Russia's Hermitage Museum

Visitors feel history in new VR experience at Russia's Hermitage Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Russia’s Hermitage Museum has partnered with Russian video production company Videofabrika to create a brand new VR experience for visitors.
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SimEx Inc. is the parent company of SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. Our main offices are located in Toronto, Los Angeles and Baltimore.

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment has been serving the amusement industry for 30 years, through three operating divisions: Attractions Development; Content Licensing, Production & Distribution; and Technology/Engineering.
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Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium
BY Alice Davis
A historic pier and aquarium on Manhattan Beach, California, is undergoing a major renovation after reaching its fundraising targets.
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021
BY Tom Anstey
Coventry will be the third UK City of Culture following an announcement by minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen.
Public art crucial for cities, argues designer who delivered Ai Weiwei's New York installations
BY Kim Megson
One of the design team responsible for realising Ai Weiwei’s huge ‘security fence’ installations across New York has told CLADglobal the popularity of the project demonstrates why cities and developers would be “mad” not to commission creativity.
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FEATURES
New openings: Z is for Zeitz
The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first major modern art museum, has opened in Cape Town
Expos: Pure Energy
BRC’s Christian Lachel reflects on the recent expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, and shares his takeaways for Expo 2020 Dubai
People profile: Tedi Asher
Bringing a neuroscience perspective to the visitor experience at PEM
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SUPPLIER NEWS
Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum
Experience design firm Sysco has completed a major audio-visual integration at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK.
Digital Projection names new business development manager for Middle East
Digital Projection has appointed Abdulrahman Aladawi as its new business development manager Middle East.

The new appointment forms part of a strategic plan to meet increasing demands, as well as encourage the company’s growth, in the region.
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Job location: Bristol, United Kingdom
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Job location: Luton, United Kingdom
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Paultons Park
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Paultons Park, United Kingdom
Duty Manager
Jump Arena
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Luton, United Kingdom
Head of Food and Beverage
Paultons Park
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Paultons Park, United Kingdom
Visitor Operations Team Duty Manager
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
Salary: £22,000 pa
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Sea Life
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Job location: Concord, NC, United States
Trade Sales Coordinator
Sea Life
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Job location: Minnesota, United States
Front Office Manager
Legoland
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Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Duty Manager
Madame Tussauds
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Job location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Job location: Bristol, United Kingdom
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