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Firm highlights lead consultancy position in Kuwait
Dubai-based MTE Studios, a consultancy firm specializing in themed architecture and interactive exhibitions, well known for their turnkey themed projects and world-class installations in science centers and museum galleries worldwide will have a presence at the exhibition booth and provide high profile speakers at the upcoming NAMES 2nd General Assembly Meeting (NAMES 2010) to be held on 16-17 October, 2010 at the Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK).
Ludo Verheyen, CEO of MTE Studios and Professor Mike Bruton will address museum & science center professionals from around the world at the two day conference where the consultancy firm will have a team available at stand 7 of the exhibition. The theme of the conference “Science for Improved Knowledge and Prosperity” will bring together international speakers and exhibitors from around the world to discuss progressive innovations that lead to the creation of new industries
Speaking on turnkey solutions for the establishment of museums in the region, Ludo Verheyen will share his experience in overcoming some of the legal, administrative, cultural, linguistic and technical challenges that can emerge when setting up a new experience centre in the region. A strong emphasis will be placed on the need for holistic, consultative planning and the efficient integration of international teams of experts.
Ludo has led major projects in the UAE and beyond, including the design of the magnificent Ibn Battuta Mall, conceptualising the masterplan for Dubailand and providing products and services such as activity zones, multimedia, interactive applications that enthral the viewer and inspire the gaining of knowledge through fun and experimentation.
“We have been in Dubai for over 10 years, and have gained invaluable experience in the conceptualization, design, manufacture and installation of turn-key interactive museums, as well as traveling exhibitions. Our participation at NAMES reflects of our strong commitment towards building the future of museums in the region. As market leaders in delivering turnkey museums, it is the perfect platform for us to network with our partners and industry peers, ” said Ludo.
Based on the experience gained worldwide in the science Centre field, Professor Mike Bruton of MTE Studios will provide an overview of the experience of presenting historic science using cutting-edge modern techniques. The new Museum of Science and Technology in Islam at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is a prime example.
“Where economic growth is driven by the skills and innovative capacity of people; it requires progressive innovations that will improve the competitiveness of existing business and lead to the creation of new industries. On the other hand in today’s rapidly changing world, museums help society in sustaining the well-being of society, providing education, promoting dialogue and understanding of other cultures in our increasingly global society and economy, ” concluded Ludo.
MTE Studios, creators of ‘1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered’ permanent exhibition on display within the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai also played a major role in the design, manufacture and installation of numerous interactive exhibits at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey and recently delivered a turnkey science museum for King Abdullah Universtiy of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The company is also known worldwide for their global travelling exhibition, ‘Sultans of Science’, which has been showcased at the MTN Science centre in Cape Town, South Africa; the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, USA; Ontario Science Center in Canada and TELUS World Of Science in Edmonton, Canada.
Image: Ludo Verheyen, CEO, MTE Studios
About ‘Sultans of Science’:
‘Sultans of Science’ is a global travelling exhibition celebrating the contribution of Muslim Scholars in Science and Technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World and the influence their inventions and contributions has towards modern society. Focused on increasing knowledge and understanding of these invaluable contributions, ‘Sultans of Science’ has been created as a global traveling exhibition in order to enable its message to be far reaching through science centers and museums around the world.
The content features interactive displays with information on inventions, innovations and discoveries covering a broad spectrum of science topics such as astronomy, mathematics, medicine, optics amongst others, which were ahead of its time.
About MTE Studios:
MTE Studios is a specialized consultancy firm focused on themed architecture and interactive learning experiences. The firm designs, prototypes and manufactures inspiring interactive exhibits for science centers, museums, shopping malls and corporate environments.
MTE Studios translates unique residential, commercial, educational and leisure projects into stimulating lifescapes. Its scope of services ranges from creating a storyline, concept and detail design, documentation, project management and art direction during construction. MTE’s portfolio of completed projects includes museums, shopping malls, theme parks, FEC’s and residential developments.
With offices in Dubai, UAE and Cape Town, South Africa, MTE Studios has an interdisciplinary team of over 50 specialists, including architects, art directors, artists, engineers and interactive designers from over 12 countries. Visit www.mtestudios.com for more information.