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Sandy Nairne

The National Portrait Gallery has been praised in a recent review by the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Director Sandy Nairne talks about how the gallery has achieved its success

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24 Talking point

Should museums be more accessible to children?

We ask the experts whether museums are making the effort for children – and if not, how they can improve

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26 Education

Seeing is believing

A conversation with Colly Mudie, coordinator of the University of Leceister’s study on how museum visits impact school students and their grades

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30 Planetariums

Beyond the stars

Some planetariums have been getting creative to build on the way their facilities are used and attract new types of visitors. Andrea Jezovit investigates

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34 Attractions design

Forrec

Dave Eagleson talks to us about design philosophies and one of the firm’s latest projects, Nickelodeon Universe

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38 Eco design

Building gone green

We look at four recent sustainably designed visitor attraction projects to find out the benefits of going green

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43 News report

Darwin 200

A year-long celebration spearheaded by London’s Natural History Museum is underway to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Tom Walker looks at how museums around the world are marking the occasion

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44 Mystery shopper

Art gallery of Ontario

Frank Gehry’s new design has transformed the building into an iconic structure. Caroline Wilkinson visits to find out how it rates for gallery-goers

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48 Ticketing

Tackling ticketing

In a series of case studies, we look at the ticketing solutions provided for seven different visitor attractions

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54 Multimedia & av

Brewing up fun

BRC’s Greg Lombardo takes us behind the scenes of the newly-redesigned, multimedia-heavy Heineken Experience, and we round up the latest visitor attraction multimedia and AV news

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59 Robotics

It's alive!

From a shockingly lifelike Yeti to a giant mechanical spider, today’s animatronic and robotic creations are more exciting than ever. Kath Hudson reports

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64 Giant screens

Going large

With new film screenings and discussion of issues from digital projection to dome theatres, the 2009 GSCA Film Expo was an important event for the giant screens industry. James Hyder visited

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68 Waterpark design

Building paradise indoors

Four indoor waterpark experts talk design tips and trends, plus a roundup of the latest indoor waterpark news

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74 Top team

Touching the past

Kath Hudson speaks to the team behind the upcoming £12m Welsh geneaology attraction, set to launch in 2010

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78 Product news

Secondary spend

Products to help drive secondary spend

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80 Product special

Museum kit

A look at products for museums

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82 Odd job

Another dimension

Artist and animator J. Walt Adamcyzk paints virtual worlds on planetarium domes as part of his Spontaneous Fantasia performances

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20 Profile

Sandy Nairne

The National Portrait Gallery has been praised in a recent review by the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Director Sandy Nairne talks about how the gallery has achieved its success

Download PDF magazine

24 Talking point

Should museums be more accessible to children?

We ask the experts whether museums are making the effort for children – and if not, how they can improve

Download PDF magazine

26 Education

Seeing is believing

A conversation with Colly Mudie, coordinator of the University of Leceister’s study on how museum visits impact school students and their grades

Download PDF magazine

30 Planetariums

Beyond the stars

Some planetariums have been getting creative to build on the way their facilities are used and attract new types of visitors. Andrea Jezovit investigates

Download PDF magazine

34 Attractions design

Forrec

Dave Eagleson talks to us about design philosophies and one of the firm’s latest projects, Nickelodeon Universe

Download PDF magazine

38 Eco design

Building gone green

We look at four recent sustainably designed visitor attraction projects to find out the benefits of going green

Download PDF magazine

43 News report

Darwin 200

A year-long celebration spearheaded by London’s Natural History Museum is underway to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Tom Walker looks at how museums around the world are marking the occasion

Download PDF magazine

44 Mystery shopper

Art gallery of Ontario

Frank Gehry’s new design has transformed the building into an iconic structure. Caroline Wilkinson visits to find out how it rates for gallery-goers

Download PDF magazine

48 Ticketing

Tackling ticketing

In a series of case studies, we look at the ticketing solutions provided for seven different visitor attractions

Download PDF magazine

54 Multimedia & av

Brewing up fun

BRC’s Greg Lombardo takes us behind the scenes of the newly-redesigned, multimedia-heavy Heineken Experience, and we round up the latest visitor attraction multimedia and AV news

Download PDF magazine

59 Robotics

It's alive!

From a shockingly lifelike Yeti to a giant mechanical spider, today’s animatronic and robotic creations are more exciting than ever. Kath Hudson reports

Download PDF magazine

64 Giant screens

Going large

With new film screenings and discussion of issues from digital projection to dome theatres, the 2009 GSCA Film Expo was an important event for the giant screens industry. James Hyder visited

Download PDF magazine

68 Waterpark design

Building paradise indoors

Four indoor waterpark experts talk design tips and trends, plus a roundup of the latest indoor waterpark news

Download PDF magazine

74 Top team

Touching the past

Kath Hudson speaks to the team behind the upcoming £12m Welsh geneaology attraction, set to launch in 2010

Download PDF magazine

78 Product news

Secondary spend

Products to help drive secondary spend

Download PDF magazine

80 Product special

Museum kit

A look at products for museums

Download PDF magazine

82 Odd job

Another dimension

Artist and animator J. Walt Adamcyzk paints virtual worlds on planetarium domes as part of his Spontaneous Fantasia performances

Download PDF magazine

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Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Use of cinematography techniques significantly increases engagement with VR
A study has found that the use of cinematic and video editing techniques can drastically increase the aesthetic appeal and user engagement of virtual reality environments.
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
The Everyday Heritage initiative celebrates and preserves working class histories
Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
Universal announces long-awaited details of its Epic Universe, set to open in 2025
Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
Raby Castle, known as one of the finest medieval fortifications in England, is nearing the end of an ambitious two-year renovation project.
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COMPANY PROFILES
TechnoAlpin

TechnoAlpin is the world leader for snowmaking systems. Our product portfolio includes all different [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design. [more...]
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