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Dave Patten is Head of New Media at The Science Museum, London, where his role includes managing all aspects of new media and AV, from conceptual design, prototyping and production to project managing external developers and production companies. He has a background in electronics and computer science, and has worked at the Science Museum for over 30 years, developing exhibitions and leading development teams. He developed the technical systems for the Science Museum’s Wellcome Wing and Dana Centre, which opened in 2000 and 2004 respectively. Recent work includes Web Lab, the multi-award winning collaboration with Google, Engineering Your Future, an interactive exhibition for teenagers on engineering, a three secondment to Frost Science in Miami to help develop exhibitions and systems for a new museum which will open in 2017 and setting up the museum’s digital lab initiative.
Emily Smith joined Atlantic in 2016 and is responsible for Atlantic’s strategic marketing, commercial partnerships and corporate communications and leads the companies’ academic, cultural and stakeholder relationships.
Prior to joining Atlantic Emily worked for London’s Natural History Museum where she worked as Head of Communications leading on the PR and marketing strategies on key launches including the opening of the Darwin Centre in 2010, the record breaking exhibition Animal Inside Out and Atlantic Productions’ 3D documentary Natural History Museum Alive 3D. She then moved onto Head of Audience Development where she led the programming of temporary exhibitions, events, digital strategy and marketing. In this role she oversaw the implementation of the virtual reality experiences David Attenborough’s First Life VR and David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR into the public programme and the launch of the new museum website and CRM system.
Emily spent over 20 years in the cultural sector working in marketing and communications roles for some of London’s leading cultural organisations including the Royal Court Theatre, London Philharmonic Orchestra and National Gallery.