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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
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Shortlist revealed for European Museum of the Year Award  
Shortlist revealed for European Museum of the Year Award

By Tom Anstey

A selection of nominees are in contention for the European Museum of the Year Award 2018, with the judging panel revealing its shortlist of 40 for the prestigious prize. Run by the European Museum Forum (EMF), the award is open to any museum within the continent that has opened or completed redevelopments over .... more>>
Dubai Safari welcomes guests on soft launch ahead of January opening  
Dubai Safari welcomes guests on soft launch ahead of January opening

By Alice Davis

A safari park in the Middle East is finally complete and set to open its doors to the public from January. To celebrate its launch, Dubai Safari is also offering free admission for the first two weeks. Journalists, locals and VIPs got to tour the AED1bn (US$272m, €233m, £208m) project this week, with most .... more>>

RIBA International Prize longlist revealed, but which leisure buildings are in contention?  
By Kim Megson

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (14 December) announced the RIBA International List 2018, a new biennial selection of the world’s best new buildings. A number of .... more>>
Arts Index sees sharp rise in individual giving to arts and culture in England  
By Tom Anstey

New research covering the condition of arts and culture provision has recorded a 68 per cent rise in individual giving in England since 2015. Published by the National Campaign for the .... more>>
Bob Iger extends contract to 2021 as Disney acquires Fox in US$52.4bn mega-deal  
By Tom Anstey

Disney has confirmed a US$52.4bn (€44.27bn, £39bn) mega-deal with Fox, acquiring Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with Fox's cable and international TV businesses. .... more>>
Mather and Co to design Twickenham's World Rugby Museum  
By Tom Anstey

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has named Manchester-based firm Mather and Co to design its new World Rugby Museum at the spiritual home of the sport – Twickenham Stadium. Scheduled to .... more>>
Snohetta, KoningEizenberg and TEN face public vote on El Paso kids’ museum  
By Alice Davis

Three international architecture firms invited to submit designs for a new children’s museum in the Mexico-US border city of El Paso, Texas, will soon learn the outcome of a public vote. .... more>>
Starry shortlist announced for Adelaide art museum  
By Kim Megson

A starry shortlist has been announced in the international competition to find a design team to create a new art museum in Adelaide, Australia. The Adelaide Contemporary – conceived as a .... more>>
DCMS and Wolfson Foundation partner for £4m museum and gallery improvement fund  
By Tom Anstey

A £4m (US$5.3m, €4.5m) fund has been launched to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access to museums and galleries in the UK. The DCMS (the .... more>>
Work begins on Merlin's £20m Bear Grylls attraction  
By Tom Anstey

Construction is underway for Birmingham’s Bear Grylls Adventure – with Merlin Entertainments already planning a global rollout after the UK launch. Opening in 2018, the first Bear Grylls .... more>>
Exclusive: Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer on tourism and the city becoming its own brand  
By Tom Anstey

Orlando’s mayor has spoken about the importance of tourism to the theme park capital’s economy, making the city its own brand with attractions feeding back into its economy. In an .... more>>
Huge waterpark to crown Malaysia's luxury mixed-use resort  
By Alice Davis

A long-awaited luxury mega-destination, Desaru Coast, is scheduled to open in Malaysia in 2018, boasting one of the world’s biggest waterparks. Work is nearing completion on Desaru Coast .... more>>
World's largest planetarium opens in St Petersburg  
By Tom Anstey

A 150-year-old gas storage facility on St Petersburg’s Obvodny Canal has been transformed into a record-breaking planetarium. Called Planetarium No1, the attraction takes the crown as the .... more>>
Exclusive: Australian market recovering, says Village Roadshow COO as operator addresses safety concerns  
By Tom Anstey

Following a year of turmoil for Australia’s theme park sector, the Gold Coast market is finally starting to show signs of recovery, according to Village Roadshow Theme Parks COO Bob White. .... more>>
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 .... more>>

Features
Simworx

Promotional feature:
Simworx


Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
Chester Osborn

People profile:
Chester Osborn


Australia's d'Arenberg wine is opening a brand home and restaurant
Humanly Possible

Ride safety:
Humanly Possible


Researcher Kathryn Woodcock on the role of guests in amusement ride safety and human factors in attractions design
Sir David Attenboroug

People profile:
Sir David Attenboroug


Making documentaries at the American Museum of Natural History
Mexico police team to tackle looting

Heritage news:
Mexico police team to tackle looting


Mexico’s police force has created a new federal division dedicated to protecting the country’s cultural heritage, with the aim of tackling theft, the looting of historic artefacts and trafficking of such items
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids

Theme Parks news:
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids


Merlin’s Legoland resort in Florida is donating 20,000 tickets to children in the state affected by Hurricane Irma, representing the largest ticket giveaway in the park’s history
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
Lights, Camera, Interaction!

Museums:
Lights, Camera, Interaction!


Visitors demand evermore participatory attractions. In response, museums are evolving from passive experiences to immersive, interactive adventures
Science of attraction design

Editor’s letter:
Science of attraction design


Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney

Zoos & Aquariums news:
Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney


Plans to develop a second zoo in Sydney, Australia, have been given the go-ahead after local government officials granted planning permission to the AU$36m ($29m, €24m, £21m) “cage free” project in Bungarribee
Attractions product news

BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible

BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

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.
 
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe

Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

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 America.
 
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.

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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WhiteWater was founded in 2013 as an evolution of WhiteWater’s two dry attractions companies: Hopkins Rides and Prime Interactives (Formerly Prime Play).

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15 Jan 2018

BALPPA's Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner 2018

Park Plaza Hotel, London Waterloo, London, United Kingdom



16-18 Jan 2018

Visitor Attraction Expo

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom



17-18 Jan 2018

Museum Connections

Porte de Versailles, Paris, France



01-04 Feb 2018

CONFEC Red 2018

Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco



05 Feb 2018

(Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) TIDE conference

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam, Netherlands



12-13 Mar 2018

Total Security Summit

Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted,



19-21 Mar 2018

MuseumNext Australia

tbc, Brisbane, Australia



03-05 Apr 2018

AAA 2018 (Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo)

China Import & Export Fair Complex (Area A), Guangzhou, China



03-05 Apr 2018

World Travel Market Latin America

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil



09-11 Apr 2018

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



20 Apr 2018

Universal Tourism Exhibition (UTE) Beijing

Beijing Landmark Towers, Beijing, China



06-09 May 2018

American Alliance of Museums: Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Phoenix Convention Center and Venues, Phoenix, United States



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Shortlist revealed for European Museum of the Year Award
BY Tom Anstey
A selection of nominees are in contention for the European Museum of the Year Award 2018, with the judging panel revealing its shortlist of 40 for the prestigious prize.
Shortlist revealed for European Museum of the Year Award
BY Tom Anstey
A selection of nominees are in contention for the European Museum of the Year Award 2018, with the judging panel revealing its shortlist of 40 for the prestigious prize.
Dubai Safari welcomes guests on soft launch ahead of January opening
BY Alice Davis
A safari park in the Middle East is finally complete and set to open its doors to the public from January.
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Show report: Beyond the Screen
Christine Kerr filed this report from the TEA’s SATE conference in Los Angeles
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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.
BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible
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.
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