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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
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
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
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
34 Attractions design

Forrec

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

Building gone green

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

Tackling ticketing

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

Building paradise indoors

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

Touching the past

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

Secondary spend

Products to help drive secondary spend
80 Product special

Museum kit

A look at products for museums
82 Odd job

Another dimension

Artist and animator J. Walt Adamcyzk paints virtual worlds on planetarium domes as part of his Spontaneous Fantasia performances
COMPANY PROFILE
JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)

Every dream is unique and should be brought to life without style limitations. [more...]
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EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
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Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
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16-19 Sep 2019

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21-24 Sep 2019

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Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Attractions Management 2009 issue 2
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
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
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
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
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
34 Attractions design

Forrec

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

Building gone green

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

Tackling ticketing

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

Building paradise indoors

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

Touching the past

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

Secondary spend

Products to help drive secondary spend
80 Product special

Museum kit

A look at products for museums
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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World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium.
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
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COMPANY PROFILE
JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)

Every dream is unique and should be brought to life without style limitations. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


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Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

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