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one of the world's leading arts, culture, and entertainment consulting firms, providing sound strategy and planning advice to clients worldwide since 1991.

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Truth tellers

Design Museum In assessing a potential move from its home on Butler’s Wharf to the Tate Modern site at Bankside, AEA assisted the Design Museum by delivering a feasibility study...ultimately AEA advised against this particular site; the Museum is instead relocating to the former Commonwealth Institute in London’s Kensington district.

Global

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.

Data divers

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.

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Connected

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.

Creative

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.

Cultural omnivores

UK Trade & Investment Created a report for UKTI highlighting over 125 entertainment districts currently planned around the world.

Curious

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.

Interdisciplinary

Rebuild by Design AEA joined a team of 8 different organizations – architects, engineers, ecologists, planners, and more – to develop strategies and designs to create more resilient and sustainable communities following the damage from Hurricane Sandy.

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Consensus builders

Dallas Museum of Art AEA facilitated a strategic planning process for DMA that addressed mission, programmatic priorities and financial and organizational capacity, including planning for the successful new initiatives such as the Institute for Islamic Culture and the DMA Friends Program.