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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

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.

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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Global

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.

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.

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.

Creative

British Council - Creative & Cultural Economy Review A review of British Council's Creative & Cultural Economy department, and recommendations on ways in which the British Council can best meet its responsibilities for the international promotion of the UK creative industries.

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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.

Interdisciplinary

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.

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.