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Global Cultural Districts Network– Fostering cooperation and knowledge-sharing between those responsible for cultural districts and helping to ensure that these projects are vital assets for their communities.
CERN– We advised on the development of OPEN CERN, promoting public understanding of its work, the relevance of “big science” to our daily lives, and the continued importance of public investment in it.
Heydar Aliyev Centre– AEA developed the concept and preliminary business plan for the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, a Zaha Hadid-designed building that opened in 2013. The Centre features galleries, a conference center, and a media and library center.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum– Feasibility study, working with Gluckman Mayer Architects, for an expansion plan that would allow the Museum to consolidate functions currently spread across multiple facilities.
La Veneria Reale– Developed the programming concepts and business plan for a major museum of UNESCO World Heritage Sites at La Venaria Reale outside Turin.
Australia Museum + Powerhouse Museum– Delivered a study for the Ministry for the Arts of New South Wales that examined the pros and cons of different models of cooperation between the Australian Museum and Powerhouse Museum.
South Street Seaport– AEA is developing the plans for a new large-scale performing arts space as part of the redevelopment of Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan.
UK Trade & Investment– Created a report for UKTI highlighting over 125 entertainment districts currently planned around the world.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre– Facilitated a strategic planning process that galvanized staff and board around the vision of its new director, building upon the legacy of a dance company recognized by Congress as "a vital American cultural ambassador to the world."