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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.

Cultural omnivores

Kasparov Chess Foundation We delivered a feasibility study for a potential Chess Center in New York City to raise the profile of chess and increase its teaching in schools.

Data divers

MOCA, Cleveland AEA worked with the staff on business and operational planning for their 34,000 square foot new museum facility designed by Foreign Office Architects that opened in fall 2012 to critical acclaim.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Culture Shed We developed the early concept for the new Culture Shed that will anchor the new Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan.


Cyprus Cultural Centre Feasibility study that informed construction of a new concert hall and cultural center in downtown Nicosia, involving a market assessment, articulation of the mission and vision, and the creation of a realistic operating budget, governance, and management plan.


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.