Darren Barker & Eric Langham founded the multi-award winning museum and cultural consultancy Barker Langham in 2005.
Barker Langham now has an international footprint and has delivered over 250 museum and cultural projects worldwide. Recently Barker and Langham led the team on projects for clients including Museum of London, Grand Canal Museum in China, United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation, The Palace of Westminster and the House of European History in Brussels.
Over the past 15 years Barker and Langham have played an integral part in shaping the cultural landscape of the Middle East, where the firm has particular expertise. They have worked with stakeholders to plan, create and launch world-class museums and landmark cultural experiences such as the National Museum of Qatar, Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi, the Oman Across Ages Museum and ongoing strategic cultural projects across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As a response to the sudden temporary closure of many cultural institutions due to Covid-19, and the subsequent lack of learning opportunities for students, Barker and Langham drove the increase in ‘virtual’ internships being offered by the firm.
Partnerships with University of Leicester, UK and the Bocconi School of Management in Milan have seen 4 MA Museum Studies students join the team in active learning roles across the company, and a further 8 interns have recently, or will soon, spend time working with Barker Langham from their bases of Italy, China, UAE, Jordan, UK and Canada.