IMG has completed the acquisition of Exhibitions International, the leading global producer of museum exhibitions.
Exhibitions International produces and organises exhibitions and entertainment experiences for museums around the world. They have attracted more than 30 million visitors.
Exhibition International is behind a number of popular events including King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, Pompeii: The Exhibition and Mummies of the World. The company also runs worldwide tours that showcase objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun, relics from Cleopatra’s Royal Palace, Princess Diana’s royal wedding gown and the only authenticated pirate treasure in the world.
The business will now fall within IMG’s events division with Arts & Entertainment. Exhibition International’s founder and president, John Norman will become managing director, Exhibitions, IMG Events.
Stephen Flint Wood, SVP and managing director, Arts & Entertainment Events, IMG, said in a statement: “I had the pleasure of collaborating with John Norman when we staged Tutankhamun together in Australia in 2011.
“I quickly realised why John was regarded as the best in the business and was therefore delighted when we had the opportunity for him and the rest of his team to become part of the IMG family.”
“A managing director, John will have the full support and resources of the global IMG network, and we in turn have a new opportunity to expand our world-class events offering.”
Norman added: “for decades, my company has been entrusted with sharing iconic and priceless treasures from land and sea with the world, and I am proud to say we have mounted some of the most popular exhibitions of the past 20 years.
“The exhibition business is built on relationships, quality and trust – attributes that are also the foundation of IMG. My team and I look forward to being part of this dynamic company and growing the exhibitions business to new levels.”
Image: Mummies of the World