1. Wembley Stadium Opts for MultimediaGroupGuide™

    Imagineear has enhanced the Wembley Stadium group guided tours by producing new video footage, editing existing content, and designing a bespoke new interface including image recognition and 360 video technology –  all delivered on the revolutionary group tour system – Imagineear’s MultimediaGroupGuide™. The MultimediaGroupGuide™ gives visitor venues a greatly enhanced capability for guided group tours. […]

  2. Louis Vuitton’s Legendary Trunks Travel with Imagineear

    Making its debut in Amsterdam before travelling to venues around the world is Legendary Trunks – The Exhibition, with a multimedia guide created by Imagineear. The exhibition is an interactive, immersive experience exploring the luggage created by iconic designer Louis Vuitton, and the ‘Golden Age of Travel’ that the items symbolise. Trunks that carried valuables […]

  3. Arsenal FC Kicks Off with Tour Upgrade

    New content and the addition of ‘Shirt-Cam’ in the Arsenal players’ dressing room are part of a  multimedia and tech upgrade by Imagineear to the popular and successful Emirates Stadium visitor tour. The club’s worldwide fan base has ensured that a quarter of a million visitors a year flock to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on non-match […]

  4. Understanding Auschwitz, Imagineear Partners with Musealia

    Musealia, co-producers of the travelling exhibition: “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away”, has partnered with Imagineear to provide visitors own-language contextual content using the MediaPacker™ audio guide. The exhibition, produced in conjunction with the Auschwitz-Berkenau State Museum, is open until June 2018 at Madrid’s Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal before it visits six more […]

  5. Refreshed and Blooming Gardens by the Bay

    The tour experience for Gardens by the Bay, a vast and impressive display of living horticultural and garden artistry in Singapore, has been refreshed and upgraded by Imagineear. Gardens by the Bay is the keystone of Singapore’s ‘City in a Garden’ vision, realised by the National Parks Singapore Board.  It incorporates three waterfront gardens and […]

  6. Imagineear Adds Oomph to Ferrari for Design Museum’s First Tour

    Celebrating 70 years of passion, glamour and innovation behind the iconic Ferrari marque, the Design Museum’s Ferrari: Under the Skin exhibition’s multimedia tour has been written, designed and produced by Imagineear in conjunction with the exhibition curators and Design Museum team. The tour is the first of its kind for this newly re-sited London museum […]

  7. Imagineear Named Best Tech Company for the Third Year Running

    For the third consecutive year, Imagineear has won the Best Technology Company category in this year’s Brilliant Business Awards, acknowledging its position of industry- and innovation-leaders in the field of multimedia technology solutions. In its award submission, Imagineear demonstrated its dedication to continuous development of its own designed and manufactured multimedia devices and for pushing […]

  8. Imagineear’s Latest MPti™ Android 6.0.1 Arrives

    Ready to roll out are thousands of Imagineear’s latest MPti™, part of the MPtouch™ family of devices.  The new MPti™ is Android 6.0.1, API level 23, which provides better battery management both in terms of longer daily use and longer battery lifetime plus the new version offers greater functionality. Dual WiFi gives visitors much faster […]

  9. London Stadium and West Ham United add Multimedia Group Tours

    Guided group tours of the London Stadium and resident club West Ham United are now equipped with Imagineear’s advanced MultimediaGroupGuide™ system. Dedicated guided tours for both attractions on the famous Olympic site offer a different focus from the self-guided tour created by Imagineear.  Technology-enabled group guiding systems allow sites to build larger groups, since the […]

  10. Imagineear Creates Tour for Adare Manor

    Adare Manor, one of Ireland’s premier luxury attractions, chose Imagineear to create a bespoke multimedia tour featuring historical highlights and points of interest of the magnificant house and gardens and its aristocractic former occupants. Located on the banks of the River Maigue in County Limerick, the manor is the former seat of the Earls of […]

  11. Tove Jansson Exhibition Opens with Imagineear

    The first UK retrospective on the career of Tove Jansson this winter is supported by a multimedia guide created by Imagineear.  The exhibition of her work, and key stages of her life and career opened at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on 25th October. The breadth of Jansson’s work is not well known outside her native […]

  12. Christo and Jeanne-Claude Urban Projects at ING

    ING Belgium, the Brussels-based bank has an established history in sponsoring art. The ING Art Centre is staging the first retrospective museum exhibition since the 1980s of urban projects created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, with a multimedia guide created by Imagineear. “The script for the guide is of exceptionally fine quality. Perhaps this should come […]

  13. Imagineear Guides at Europalia

    Two exhibitions at the Bozar Centre for Fine Art are key components of the Europalia Arts Festival, held biennially in Brussels, with accompanying multimedia for each show created by Imagineear. Each Europalia invites adventurous arts lovers to discover the history and culture of a different country.  This winter’s Festival focus is Indonesia. Imagineear’s various tours […]

  14. Digital GroupGuide™ and more at the Royal Castle, Warsaw

    Imagineear’s Digital GroupGuide™ (DGG™) is now in place to enhance the guided visitor party experience around the Royal Castle, Warsaw.  The site is symbolic of the resistant spirit of the Polish nation and, together with the city’s Old Town, is registered as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Imagineear’s DGG™ system consists of a light-weight […]

  15. Live-Build Multimedia Workshop at Museum Ideas

    Working under pressure is nothing new to the Imagineear team, who ambitiously tasked both themselves and attendees of their Museum Ideas workshop to script, record, build and upload a multimedia guide stop in one hour. The objective was successfully achieved and the result was then automatically triggered from one Imagineear MPti device to workshop participant […]

  16. Tour Sant Pau’s Art Nouveau Treasures

    A full scripted multimedia tour in English, French, Spanish and Catalan has been created by Imagineear for the enclosure of the former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, a world-famous UNESCO Heritage Site in Barcelona. Purpose built as a hospital complex between 1902 and 1930, the series of Catalan Art Nouveau buildings on […]

  17. The Largest Museum of the Netherlands chooses Imagineear

    Eleven Dutch churches and two synagogues, together with the Catharijne Convent Museum, have joined forces in an unusual and much publicised project known as Het Grootste Museum van Nederland – The Largest Museum of the Netherlands. Provocatively named The Largest Museum of the Netherlands because of the volume of fine art housed in the splendid […]

  18. Van Gogh Museum Number One in Europe

    A study of 12,000 respondents published by Erasmus University in collaboration with the renowned Reputation Institute ranked the reputation of the Van Gogh Museum at the top of the list of art museums in Europe, and #2 worldwide.  In doing so, the Van Gogh Museum out-ranked other heavyweight national contenders such as the Louvre, the […]

  19. Liverpool FC Stadium Tour Opens

    Anfield Stadium’s major redevelopment is now complete with a new self-guided tour experience, created by Imagineear.  The experience provides an engaging, immersive and entertaining visit for hundreds of thousands of Liverpool FC fans who come from all over the world each year. Imagineear’s relationship with Liverpool FC began four years ago, with the making of […]

  20. A New Approach to Expo Delegate Engagement

    For the second time this year Imagineear, with MCCGLC, specialists in interactive design, created for a specific medical condition a personalised interactive experience with real-time analytics for their tier 1 global pharmaceutical client at the world’s largest congress. Building on the first iteration of the concept, which was piloted at a similar medical expo in […]

  21. Meet Imagineear at Soccerex

    Stand 125, Manchester Central Convention Complex 4th-6th September 2017 As specialists in immersive and interactive multimedia experiences for sports venues, Imagineear will be exhibiting at this year’s Soccerex. Imagineear’s Commercial Director, Ziv Kushnir and Iain George, Project Director, UK and Ireland will be on hand to demonstrate our UX creation, design and tech abilities that […]

  22. David Hoskins Joins Imagineear

    Imagineear welcomes David Hoskins, who’s joined our design team in the London office as a Multimedia Designer and Developer this month. David has advanced skills in both design and development, and considerable experience in creating exciting interactive products for museums, visitor attractions and exhibitions all around the world, from conception to final installation.  He is […]

  23. Legia Warsaw Stadium Tours Kick Off for Imagineear

    The multimedia tour of Poland’s current champion football team, Legia Warsaw, has received a timely uplift.  London-based Imagineear now enables Legia to deliver the tour to visitors more flexibly through Imagineear’s MultimediaGroupGuide™. The tour through the Marshal Józef Piłsudski Stadium, Legia Warsaw’s home turf since 1930, and rated as excellent on Trip Advisor, is now […]

  24. MPti™ Supports Freud Museum Interpretation

    Play & Psychoanalysis, a new exhibition at the Freud Museum, London has opened this summer with interpretation support at fixed points throughout the tour, supplied on Imagineear’s interactive MPti™ devices. The exhibition, produced in partnership with King’s College London follows a trail round the Museum, the former Hampstead home of the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund […]

  25. Książ Castle chooses Imagineear for Onsite Interpretation

    One of Poland’s most colourful and well-known castles has chosen Imagineear’s high performance MPti™ device to support its museum visitor app. Built in the late 1280s by Bolko I “the Strict”, Duke of Świdnica and Jawor, Książ Castle in Walbrzych, was acknowledged to be “the key to Silesia” because of its important strategic significance as […]

  26. Visit Imagineear’s Stand at MuseumNext

    Senior management and other key team members of Imagineear will be manning our stand at this year’s MuseumNext Europe in Rotterdam, running from 26th-28th June. Come to Stand 10 in Willem Burgerzaal, de Doelen to meet Imagineear’s London-based CEO and founder, Andrew Nugée, and our Amsterdam office team led by Eleonore Heijboer, Content & European […]

  27. Imagineear Builds for Sargent: The Watercolours

    Dulwich Picture Gallery has commissioned Imagineear to create the design interface and to build the tour for its new temporary exhibition Sargent: The Watercolours. The show, which runs from 21st June until 8th October, is the first in the UK in nearly 100 years to be devoted to watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer […]

  28. Munch Museum Opts for the MPti™

    Having already experienced the difference that Imagineear’s MPti™ multimedia tour players made to visitors during the Munch: Van Gogh exhibition, the team at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway has ordered more of the same to guide visitors around its permanent collection. Imagineear MPti™ equipment will be used to play the tour built by Imagineear […]

  29. New Regional Manager for Asia

    As part of its territorial network expansion, Imagineear has created a new position in Asia.  Gary Pound has been appointed Regional Manager for Asia and will be responsible for heading up new business development and sales in this part of the world. Gary is based in Bangkok and has lived in Asia for many years. […]

  30. Nardy Jaspers

    Imagineear Adds to Amsterdam Tech Team

    Leonardus Jaspers has joined Imagineear’s tech team in Amsterdam, in a new client support role.  This frees Imagineear’s Technical Director, Eric van der Hoeven, to focus on developing new directions and capabilities for the company’s advanced technologies. Leonardus is better known as Nardy to clients, co-workers and friends and is an experienced hand at servicing […]

  31. Personalised Imagineear Interactive Experience Puts Healthcare Professionals in Patients’ Shoes

    MCCGLC, creative innovation specialists at landmark events, asked Imagineear to realise its ambitious concept for their tier 1 global pharmaceutical client at a recent congress event. MCCGLC’s ambition for their client was to put visitors in the shoes of the client’s target beneficiaries.  This involved creating a personalised and immersive experience, and using session data […]

  32. Imagineear Races to the Finish at Newmarket

    Newly added tour productions, created by Imagineear for Newmarket’s National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, were in place in good time for Easter visitors to this new multi-faceted site. Opened by HM The Queen last Autumn, the Centre includes adult and children’s multimedia guides to help visitors understand the science and art of […]

  33. Poznań Zoo Tour Chooses MediaPacker™

    The Zoo at Poznań, in Poland, has ordered Imagineear’s MediaPacker™ platform for its tour of the Zoo’s wide collection of animals from around the world. The New Zoo, opened in 1974 and built in the same zoological park as the 19th Century Old Zoo attraction, includes a visitor trail which circles lakes that are home […]

  34. Van Gogh Museum millionth tour visitor

    Van Gogh Museum Multimedia Guide Used for the Millionth Time

    This month, the Van Gogh Museum welcomed its millionth multimedia guide user. The guide, loaded on Imagineear’s rugged MPti™ devices, is an interactive tour that helps visitors discover the collection. It was introduced in late November 2014 to replace the audio guide. An average of one in five visitors – one in four in peak […]

  35. Imagineear in the Presidential Palace, Warsaw

    Imagineear’s third Polish client in quick succession is the prestigious Presidential Palace in Warsaw. While Polish visitors to the official seat of the President of the Republic of Poland are taken around the state rooms of the Palace by a guide, foreign visitors are supplied with an audio tour on a player in English. It […]

  36. Marion McAuley

    Imagineear Appoints Lead Creative Editor

    Experienced writer and lecturer, Marion McAuley, has joined the expanding Imagineear team as Lead Creative Editor. Previously, Marion worked for the National Gallery, London, where she lectured extensively on Western European paintings and ran the Gallery’s programme of courses and study events. Most recently she was Head of Education for the Royal Collection. There she […]

  37. Tower Bridge Takes Imagineear’s Digital GroupGuide™

    After a successful trial of Imagineear’s Digital GroupGuide™ system at Tower Bridge, this world-class attraction has increased the number on offer to tour groups. Each year thousands of visitors to this most famous of London landmarks choose to take personal guided tours conducted by trained and qualified Welcome Hosts. The Digital GroupGuide™ (DGG™) system enables […]

  38. The Stones Roll On!

    Chicago is the next stop for The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism, with its immersive multimedia guide created by Imagineear and provided on our handheld MPti™ players. The exhibition, which is set to start the third leg of its’ world tour on 15th April, tells the story of arguably the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in […]

  39. Polish Partnership Opens New Territory for Imagineear

    Imagineear has partnered with Mariusz Marszałkiewicz, who will be Imagineear’s representative in Poland spearheading new business development, primarily in the cultural and attractions markets. Mariusz is well connected in culture having run his own company in this field since 2003, and his abilities offer Imagineear the opportunity of further strategic expansion into Poland on a […]

  40. Fortnum Hamper

    Tour Our New Website to Win a Fortnum’s Hamper!

    Take a trip round our new Imagineear website and you could win an £85 hamper from Fortnum & Mason packed with delectable sweet treats. Find the answers to the questions below and email them to [email protected] with your contact details by Friday, 31st March. The winner will be drawn from the entries received and notified by […]

  41. Polish Palace Plumps for Imagineear’s MediaPackers™

    Imagineear’s second site in Poland, the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, is to lease up to 100 MediaPacker™ devices for its permanent collection. The Palace, set in spacious grounds by the Vistula River, on the south-eastern edge of Warsaw, is considered the Versailles of Poland and was the second home of various […]

  42. National Museum Warsaw

    Imagineear at the National Museum in Warsaw

    A breakthrough in Poland for Imagineear is the sale of MediaPacker™ devices to the prestigious National Museum in Warsaw, bought to host the museum’s own permanent collection visitors’ tour, provided in six different languages, as well as for use during temporary exhibitions. Originally founded in 1862 as the Museum of Fine Arts, it now has […]

  43. Pushing the Boundaries of Digital Mobile Media at The Kennedy Space Center

    Niche speciality experience in delivering visitor experiences and the right technology were both key to Imagineear’s contribution to the most advanced mobile visitor site in the US right now – The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Apart from the multiple capabilities and requirements to provide a holistic visitor experience, the site itself is […]

  44. Tapart and Imagineear collaboration for Rodin at the Groninger Museum

    Imagineear’s MPti™ devices have been chosen by the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands as the equipment for delivering the content to visitors of the major exhibition of over 140 sculptures and other significant works by Rodin. The app has been built by Groningen-based Tapart, with whom Imagineear have been working together on other exhibitions. ‘Previously, […]

  45. Hindi Becomes the 19th Tours & Tickets Language

    No trip to Amsterdam is complete without taking to the water and enjoying one of Tours & Tickets’ canal cruises, with visitor interpretation provided by Imagineear. Tours & Tickets investment in offering the tours in multiple languages has clearly paid off in terms of popularity with overseas visitors, so much so that Imagineear was asked […]

  46. Imagineear on Tour in the UAE

    Imagineear’s sphere of operation is widening and this week, our MD, Clare Cooper-Hammond, has taken up an invitation to go to the UAE to visit world-class museums, galleries, cultural attractions and sporting sites in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi as well as Dubai and Sharjah. ‘It’s has been a wonderful opportunity to see how the […]

  47. The Royal Observatory Greenwich Makes Space for Imagineear

    The Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of the Prime Meridian of the World – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) – has chosen to work with Imagineear in the supply of multimedia tours and operational support delivered on our tried and trusted MediaPacker™ (MP) devices. Imagineear has provided 400 MP devices with updated content in six languages […]

  48. The Imagineear Team Preps for Christmas

    Creativity is at the heart of all we do at Imagineear, so in that spirit, the team recently set out to cook their own Italian-styled Christmas dinner. The Amsterdam crew came to London to join in the festivities and to create the sumptuous feast that turned out to be the latest perfect Imagineear production. ‘It […]

  49. Brilliant Business Awards Win for Imagineear

    For the second year in a row, Imagineear has won Best Technology Business category in the Brilliant Business Awards. Clare Cooper-Hammond, Managing Director of Imagineear is pictured here receiving the award from Tom Pearson of Imperial College, accompanied by Emma Thompson, Imagineear’s Creative Development Manager. “We are delighted to win this accolade again for our […]

  50. Middle East Focus for Imagineear

    CEO and founder of Imagineear, Andrew Nugée is attending Cultural Tourism Middle East, a two day conference in Dubai showcasing  latest developments and exchanging ideas and strategies on boosting tourism through culture, heritage and arts in the region. “The preservation of culture and heritage is top of the agenda for cultural and tourism authorities in […]

  51. Imagineear up for Two 2016 Brilliant Business Awards

    ‘Following last year’s double success at the Brilliant Business Awards, where we won both the Best Creative Business and the Best Technology Business categories, we are delighted to announce that we have been short-listed in both categories of this year’s awards,’ says Andrew Nugée, Imagineear’s CEO and founder. The Creative Business category nomination is for […]

  52. Imagineear’s MPti™ on WTM’s Sport is Great Stand

    British sporting attractions star at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) on the Sport Is Great stand, including two who have commissioned Imagineear to bring alive the drama and passion of their heritage to fans – Liverpool FC and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. These two visitor venues are feature in […]

  53. Imagineear Meets the Minister

    As creative content and new technologies are at the heart of Imagineear’s provision for its clients in culture and sport, meeting the Rt Hon Matt Hancock, the Minister of State responsible for digital policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport gave plenty of scope for productive conversation with Andrew Nugée, founder and CEO […]

  54. Her Majesty The Queen at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

    Official Opening by HM The Queen

    Today was a red letter day for Imagineear, as Her Majesty The Queen officially open the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, our newest multimedia site with five different productions either in creation, or already delivered on our MPti™ players. CEO and founder of Imagineear, Andrew Nugée, was invited to attend together with […]

  55. Liverpool FC: New Stand, New Interactive Tour

    Liverpool FC will open its redeveloped Main Stand to stadium tours for the first time in part of a newly created multimedia guide from Imagineear launching in January 2017. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves behind the scenes in depth at Anfield at all four stands as well as walk the new tunnel, sit […]

  56. HM The Queen to Open the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

    Excitement is mounting at Imagineear, as on 3rd November, Her Majesty The Queen will officially open the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, this Autumn’s newest multimedia roll-out for us.  The Imagineear team has five different productions either in creation, or already delivered for this complex new site at Newmarket which also houses […]

  57. MediaPacker™ at Baltimore Museum of Art

    An interpretive multimedia tour of the Matisse Diebenkorn exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), produced by the Museum, is available on Imagineear’s MediaPacker™ device. Over 90 paintings and drawings by Henri Matisse and the post-war American painter, Richard Diebenkorn bring together a stunning array of works loaned from museums and private collections throughout […]

  58. Alain Enault feature image

    Alain Enault to Reign in Spain

    On track for another year of spectacular growth, Imagineear has appointed Alain Enault as Regional Manager, Spain with a remit to develop new business and long-term partnerships. Spain is a country where he already has a respected business track-record and an established network of contacts. Alain brings to Imagineear his extensive experience of business development […]

  59. Museum Alkmaar Partners with Imagineear

    The art of Dutch Golden Age painter Caesar van Everdingen, known for his portrait and historical work, is the subject of a newly-opened show at Museum Alkmaar with multimedia support provided by Imagineear. Considered to be at the top of his peer group, this 17th century Classicist painter is particularly known for his flattering brushstrokes, […]

  60. Imagineear Harnesses Horseracing and Sporting Art

    A new prestigious partner venue for Imagineear is the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Newmarket. The new Centre is a complex site on the acreage of a palace built for Charles II, housing the National Gallery of Sporting Art, the National Horseracing Museum and also the charity, Retraining of Racehorses. With […]

  61. Museum Ideas 2016: Imagineear’s Workshop Selling Out

    Mobile multimedia – enhance, direct, immerse or distract? As part of the run up to Museum Ideas 2016, Imagineear is running an affiliate workshop at The Museum of London on Tuesday, 4th October, for which a last few tickets remain.  Case studies of our high profile mobile multimedia tours including those for The Rolling Stones’s […]

  62. London Stadium Tour

    Imagineear Creates London Stadium Tour

    With Britain in the grasp of Olympic fever, Imagineear’s multimedia tour for the newly-opened London Stadium allows visitors to walk in the footsteps of world-class athletes, famous footballers, rugby and rock stars.  Included in the ticket price, the tour gives every visitor an exciting, memorable and informative experience. The new home of West Ham United […]

  63. BeYou+ App Created for People Living with HIV

    BeYou+, an innovative mobile app which provides reliable, up-to-date information and guidance for people living with HIV, funded and developed in a partnership between Imagineear and CW+, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s charity, is now available to download. The app was designed by Darren Brown, a Specialist Physiotherapist in Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Palliative Care at […]

  64. Mauritshuis Selects Imagineear’s Devices

    Imagineear’s MPti™ players have been chosen by the Mauritshuis, in The Hague, for multiple use by this world-famous art museum, home to Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and View of Delft; Carel Fabritius’s The Goldfinch; and Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp to name a few examples. The Mauritshuis has taken 100 […]

  65. Tours and Tickets Extends Imagineear’s Brief in Amsterdam

    Following on the success of last year’s big audio tour production for Dutch operator, Tours and Tickets, Imagineear was asked to add new texts and routes in 18 languages for the company’s canal boats and the City Sightseeing busses trips. ‘The tours are popular excursions for visitors to Amsterdam so an enhanced, multi-lingual experience is […]

  66. Puerto Rico’s Zoo Chooses Imagineear

    The Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo, set in 45 acres of tropical jungle and gardens in Mayaguez, has asked Imagineear to create separate audio tours for adults and kids. The zoo provides visitors with the opportunity to see the animal and bird life found in Puerto Rico up close as well as those from more […]

  67. Winifred Knights Tour

    Dulwich Picture Gallery Upgrades to MPti™ Players

    Long-term client, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, has chosen Imagineear‘s MPti™ devices to support the multimedia tour created for the Winifred Knights (1899-1947) exhibition. The lost talent of this original, pioneering artist, whose work was inspired by the masterpieces of the Italian Early Renaissance, is showcased in this first major retrospective of her work. The exhibition […]

  68. Museum Kaart Demo

    New Tech Pioneers Tracking of Museumkaart Usage

    Imagineear’s MPTi™ players, together with the Intersolve Scan’r App, are providing a safer cheaper, more intelligent and more flexible way of gathering usage information on the Museumkaart, the popular pass to over 400 museums in The Netherlands. The amount that cardholders pay for the pass is aggregated, and administered by the Museums Card Foundation, part […]

  69. Museum vakdagen logo

    Meet Imagineear at Museum Vakdagen, Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday, 25th May 2016

    Stand no: 13, Museum Vakdagen, Evoluon, Eindhoven If you’re planning to attend Museum Vakdagen, Imagineear’s Content & European Sales Director, Eleonore Heijboer and her team would like to welcome you to our stand. This professional trade fair for the Dutch and Belgium museum industry is an obvious space for us to showcase some of Imagineear’s […]

  70. Sales Manager Appointed for Digital Healthcare

    As part of Imagineear’s strategy to roll out its range of award-winning digital healthcare tools for patients and clinicians to a wider audience, Mike Kyte has joined the London team as Sales Manager. Imagineear develop apps and other digital healthcare tools in creative and investment partnerships with prominent NHS Trusts and networks, complementing product design […]

  71. Exhibitionism banner

    Imagineear Goes on the Road with The Rolling Stones

    Exhibitionism, the touring blockbuster exhibition about The Rolling Stones, commissioned Imagineear to create a multimedia tour to complement the charting of half a century of the group’s fame, described by critics as the greatest Rock ‘n Roll band. ‘The challenge was to create a multimedia tour of rare and unusual content while the first leg […]

  72. NHS Southampton

    Southampton Eye Unit Takes RELAX Anaesthetics

    The Eye Unit at Southampton Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust which performs several hundred paediatric operations a year has ordered RELAX Anaesthetics tablets from Imagineear to help calm and distract children before their surgical procedures. The double-awarding winning therapy tool provides a choice of games, art and music entertainment for children aged 2-16 years, broken […]

  73. Puerto Rico Caves

    Imagineear Goes Bats in Puerto Rico

    Bats are the wildlife heroes of Puerto Rico’s Camuy River Cave Park (Parque de las Cavernas de Rio Camuy), the site of Imagineear’s latest multimedia tour, now live at this network of natural limestone caves and underground waterways, carved out by the third-largest subterranean river in the world. Thirteen species of bats hang out in […]

  74. IG

    Project Director Appointed for UK and Ireland

    Continued and rapid expansion at Imagineear, has led to a new senior appointment.  Iain George has joined the company as Project Director (UK & Ireland). His knowledge of all aspects of experience design, creative development processes and multimedia guide solutions is considerable having worked with many high profile clients and successful projects during his career. […]

  75. Bozar

    Imagineear Gains van Doesburg at Bozar

    Bozar, a long-term client of Imagineear’s, has commissioned multimedia tours for its current exhibition of avant-garde artist Theo van Doesburg.  Van Doesburg was one of the founders of the art movement De Stijl in the Netherlands in 1917, together with Piet Mondrian. ‘A New Expression of Life, Art and Technology’ is the title of this […]

  76. RELAX Hospital by Imagineear

    Imagineear Launches RELAX Hospital Tablet

    RELAX Hospital, tablet-based therapy designed to calm and distract children during their treatment on hospital paediatric wards, has been created and developed by Imagineear and CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, following the success of RELAX Anaesthetics, the double-award winning innovation for paediatric anaesthesia. Play Therapists at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have introduced […]

  77. Matt

    Imagineear Ups its Presence in Singapore

    With Singapore becoming an increasingly significant location for Imagineear, a new position has been created to give on-the-ground project management support to its creative and development staff in London and Amsterdam. Matt Vines has joined Imagineear as Project Manager (Singapore). His experience in all aspects of multimedia is considerable and he has been based in […]

  78. British museum

    British Museum Launches Audio Descriptive Guide

    A guide to help blind or partially sighted visitors, developed by Imagineear is now available free of charge for visitors to the British Museum. The guide contains detailed description of objects along with curators’ commentaries. It is available on Imagineear’s MediaPacker™ device. A raised dot on the numeric 5 key on player’s keypad is placed […]

  79. Creative Uplift at Imagineear

    With Imagineear taking on a much bigger volume of creative work and providing clients a deeper and more complex offering, such as the inclusion of augmented reality (AR) on multimedia tours, a new staff member, Tessa de Römph, has been welcomed to the Amsterdam office. Tessa has started as Content Manager working with Creative Director, […]

  80. Augmented Reality Debuts at the Chinatown Heritage Centre

    A prerequisite of the multimedia tour created by Imagineear for the newly revamped Chinatown Heritage Centre in Singapore was the inclusion of augmented reality (AR). Visitors to the Centre are able to delve into local Chinese culture and to experience how Singapore’s early migrants lived. The Living Cubicles tour explores a recreation of the living […]

  81. Peter Brooks receives the AAGBI innovation Award from Andrew

    RELAX Anaesthetics™ Wins AAGBI Innovation Award

    Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Peter Brooks has won an Innovation Award from the AAGBI (The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland) for providing the inspiration for RELAX Anaesthetics™, a tablet-based tool for distracting and calming children before anaesthesia. RELAX Anaesthetics™ was created by Imagineear working in a development and co-funding partnership with CW+, the […]

  82. Van Gogh Museum

    Van Gogh Museum ups to 1,000 Multimedia Players

    The Van Gogh Museum, containing the largest collection of the artist’s paintings in the world, has increased the number of Imagineear MPti™ players available to access its multimedia tour to 1,000. The Museum, based in Amsterdam, is attracting greater numbers of national and international art lovers. By July of this year, the Van Gogh Museum had already welcomed its millionth […]

  83. Anaesthetics

    RELAX Anaesthetics Short-listed for a Second Award

    Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Peter Brooks, has been short-listed for an Innovation Award by the AAGBI (The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland) for providing the inspiration for RELAX Anaesthetics, a tablet-based tool for distracting and calming children before anaesthesia. RELAX Anaesthetics was created by Imagineear working in partnership with CW+, the health charity […]

  84. Happy holidays from the team at imagineear

    Multiple Awards Bookend a Great Year for Imagineear

    It’s been a busy and successful year at Imagineear, and the team was delighted a month ago to be named outright winners of Best Creative Business 2015 and Best Technology Business 2015 in West London’s Brilliant Business Awards 2015 ceremony. Andrew Nugée, our Founder and CEO went on record in the tweetosphere as  ‘seriously chuffed’ […]

  85. frans hals museum

    Kids Dolls’ House Tour Commissioned by Frans Hals Museum

    The latest project to land at Imagineear is for our long-term client the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. The museum, home to the most extensive collection of Frans Hals’ paintings, contains the dolls’ house of 18th century art collector Sara Rothé, a miniature replica of an Amsterdam merchant’s house of the period. The dolls’ house […]

  86. Musical Instruments Museum

    Imagineear Strikes the Right Note at the Musical Instruments Museum

    MIM, the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, renowned for its outstanding collection of music-making devices, has chosen the MPti™ to enhance the visitor experience. Examples on display range from ancient Egyptian to modern electronic, and cover the whole gambit of instruments from around the world. Each year, the museum welcomes over 150,000 visitors, with many […]

  87. National Gallery Singapore Opens with Imagineear

    National Gallery Singapore, the city state’s largest collection of Southeast Asian art, and one of the most keenly awaited new Asian galleries of 2015, opened at the end of November offering three mobile tours produced by Imagineear. Using scripts provided by the gallery’s curators, Imagineear vetted, edited, translated and produced tours for the UOB Southeast […]

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    Heineken Experience Upgrades to Top Range Devices

    Heineken Experience has upgraded and increased the number of Imagineear devices used for its multimedia tour, an interactive trail of its history in the former brewery site in central Amsterdam. The number of visitors to the Heineken Experience will be in excess of 800,000 this year, making it one of the biggest attractions in Amsterdam. […]

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    Imagineear’s Double Success at Brilliant Business Awards Outright Winners of Best Creative Business and Best Technology Business

    The Imagineear team are delighted to be outright winners of two categories – Best Creative Business 2015 and Best Technology Business 2015 – in Hammersmith and Fulham’s Brilliant Business Awards 2015 ceremony, held last night. In addition to producing digital healthcare tools for clinicians and patients, Imagineear creates mobile multimedia experiences for the cultural and […]

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    Imagineear Short-listed for Brilliant Business Awards

    “We are delighted to announce that we have been short-listed in two categories of this year’s Brilliant Business Awards, organised by Hammersmith & Fulham Council for West London businesses in Hammersmith, Fulham and Shepherd’s Bush,” says Andrew Nugée, Imagineear’s founder. Imagineear has made the final cut in both the Creative Business category and the Technology […]

  91. Head of Mobile Media

    Imagineear Welcomes New Head of Mobile Media

    Experienced multimedia designer and developer, Vasileios Karageorgos, joins Imagineear this month as the Head of Mobile Media, responsible for the team creating multimedia experiences for the cultural and leisure sectors as well as producing digital healthcare tools for clinicians and patients. With strong skills in both design and programming, Vasileios’ background includes the creation of […]

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    Titanic Exhibition Opens in Madrid using Imagineear’s MediaPacker™ Devices

    The Titanic exhibition opened on October 2nd 2015 and will be on display until March 6th 2016 at: Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa Plaza de Colón 4 C.P 28001 Madrid Working closely with Musealia Entertainment, Imagineear provided 370 MediaPacker™ devices. Content is available in 10 languages, bringing the exhibition to life and enhancing the visitor […]

  93. “Munch : Van Gogh” Exhibition Opens at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

    The Munch : Van Gogh exhibition opens at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, with a multimedia tour on 1,000 MPti™ devices by Imagineear. The exhibition focuses on the parallels between the two iconic artists, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), who are often mentioned together. Their visions on life and art are […]

  94. Imagineear Launches New Museum Multimedia Tour at the Renovated Bank of England Museum

    Imagineear has launched a new museum multimedia tour at the renovated Bank of England Museum, developed using Imagineear’s proprietary open platform creative suite, TourBuilder™. Founded in 1694, the Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Sometimes known as the ‘Old Lady’ of Threadneedle Street, the Bank’s mission is to promote the […]

  95. Neonatal Palliative Care

    App Support for Neonatal Palliative Care

    Caring for babies with life-limiting conditions, and supporting their families, brings its own set of challenges for the staff of neonatal palliative care units. A medical app, containing a clear set of principles and guidelines from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, is designed to underpin the care that staff provide through this […]

  96. Courtauld Institute of Art Podcast – Blog Post

    Emma Thompson, London. On 2nd June I arrived at Somerset House for a meeting with the students and course director of the Courtauld Institute of Art’s MA Curating the Art Museum programme. As part of their masters’ degree, the students curate an end of year exhibition and this summer they asked Imagineear for help in […]

  97. Imagineear Expansion in London and Amsterdam

    New business wins in culture and leisure at Imagineear and expanded market opportunities in healthcare has led to the recruitment of new staff positions at our company’s offices in London and Amsterdam. Amsterdam Quirine van de Meer Mohr has joined the Amsterdam office as Content Production Manager, working to Eleonore Heijboer, Creative Director. Quirine has an […]

  98. We are Recruiting!

    Mobile Media Project Manager The role of the Mobile Media Project Manager is to manage all aspects of creating multimedia tours and apps for smartphones and smart devices. This will involve working within a team environment, and throughout the full development lifecycle; creating and maintaining high calibre software applications that will support Imagineear’s client requirements. The role […]

  99. Imagineear to Launch Interactive 360 Multimedia Experience

    Imagineear is pleased to announce the launch of tourBuilder™ 3.0, the London-based multimedia company’s app-building framework, designed specifically for use with its own hand-held multimedia players. tourBuilder™, conceived and directed by Imagineear’s Tech Director, Eric van der Hoeven, is a highly flexible and adaptive app framework that provides on the single hand-held device all aspects of […]

  100. App to Manage Chronic Medical Conditions

    Take-home support that activates patients with chronic conditions can make a positive difference to their health, and positively impact bed space in hospitals* as well as clinician and other hospital staff time. Support is now available in the form of a mobile lifestyle app that can be tailored with information to suit specific medical disorders […]

  101. Tours and Tickets Amsterdam Relies on Imagineear for Ambitious Content Project

    Imagineear was tasked by Tours and Tickets Amsterdam to deliver an ambitious content upgrade across the city’s sightseeing bus and canal boat network. Employing over seventy professionals and 11 studios in eight countries to deliver translation, voices, studio services, supervision, checking and management, Imagineear is providing over 300 highly produced audio stops in sixteen languages, […]

  102. Imagineear’s Audio Tour Invigorates Frans Hals Museum’s Annual Flower Mania

    Haarlem is the unofficial capital of the Netherlands bulb trade – and has been for over 400 years. Not surprisingly, there are flowers all year round in Haarlem’s Frans Hals Museum – in paintings, on tiles, on wallpaper and in other works of art. But at this time of the year, volunteers brighten up the […]

  103. Innovation Award for App which Relaxes Children Before Surgery

    A tablet-based app, able to help relax and distract children while they are being anaesthetised for surgery, has beaten 340 other contenders to win an NHS England Acorn Challenge Innovation Award. The prize is for simple ideas that have the potential to make a big difference to patients. RELAX Anaesthetics was produced through a creative […]

  104. Imperial War Museum Introduces MediaPackers™ to its First World War Galleries

    Imperial War Museum London has introduced Imagineear MediaPackers™ to its First World War Galleries. The free audio guides have been created to enrich blind and partially sighted visitors’ experience in the galleries. The equipment and content are both perfect for blind and partially sighted visitors. The small, light MediaPacker™ device has raised buttons, making it […]

  105. The Rembrandt House Museum to Work with Imagineear

    The Rembrandt House Museum is working with Imagineear to upgrade its permanent collection audio tours and create an audio guide for its upcoming exhibition. The Rembrandt House Museum is where Rembrandt lived and produced some of his most famous artworks, including The Night Watch. Restored to how it would have appeared in Rembrandt’s time, the […]

  106. National Gallery Singapore Confirms Imagineear as Content Partner

    Imagineear has been chosen as the official content partner for audio tours at the new National Gallery of Singapore. Opening in 2015, the National Gallery will be the largest visual arts space in Singapore and a venue of global importance. Using its comprehensive collection, it will create an unrivalled exploration of Southeast Asian art dating from […]

  107. Dordrechts Museum Latest Site to Launch MPti™

    Dordrechts Museum has joined the Van Gogh Museum and Bozar by becoming the latest cultural venue to offer its visitors the MPti™. Four hundred years of art in the museum’s permanent collection will be explored by visitors using the MPti™ in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. In addition to the high quality, touch screen which encourages visitors to access […]

  108. Bozar Upgrades to MPti™

    The Bozar exhibition centre in Brussels is joining the Van Gogh Museum in selecting our newest device, the MPti™ for their upcoming ‘The Sultan’s World’ exhibition. The exhibition examines the influence the Near East has had on Western thought and art. The exhibition explores this theme with masterpieces by Bellini, Carpaccio, Dürer and Titiaan, amongst others. […]

  109. Van Gogh Museum Launches New MPti™

    Imagineear has launched its state-of-the-art multimedia guide at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The device offers the most advanced technology in the repeat rental market. It is part of the Van Gogh Museum’s completely new presentation of the permanent collection, which also includes a new website and app. After researching Van Gogh’s materials, techniques and influences for […]

  110. Titanic Exhibition Continues Tour Onto Geneva

    Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition continues its European tour to Geneva, again choosing to use an Imagineear MediaPacker™ audioguide. The exhibition is made up of original artefacts from the Titanic, which is uses to tell the stories of its passengers. It has already toured to Amsterdam and Brussels, where the journeys of the passengers of both respective […]

  111. Treasures of Ancient China Exhibited in Prague with MediaPacker™

    Ancient Chinese masterpieces including figures from the Terracotta Army are to be exhibited in Prague. The exhibition will be accompanied by an Imagineear MediaPacker™ audioguide. Prague Castle is hosting over 90 works of art and artefacts from some of China’s most prestigious museums. The exhibition is split in three parts: state formation; turn of the millennium […]

  112. Scottish War Blinded World War One Exhibition Extended

    The Scottish War Blinded exhibition, Silhouettes in the Fog & Guiding Lights, has been extended until 22nd November due to its popularity. The exhibition shares the seldom told story of surviving blinded soldiers returning to Scotland from the Western Front. Now open at Central Library, Edinburgh, until 22nd November, the exhibition is accompanied by a MediaPacker™ audio guide created with […]

  113. Grammy Museum’s British Invasion Exhibition Comes to Liverpool

    The 1960s saw bands from Britain dominating America’s music scene. The GRAMMY Museum has created an exhibition dedicated to this which will be installed at the decade’s spiritual home of music, Liverpool. The British Invasion: How 1960s beat groups conquered America is welcoming visitors at the Beatles Story’s Pierhead venue in the famous Albert Dock. Visitors […]

  114. Linlithgow Burgh Halls Hosts Modern Art Exhibition with Imagineear Guides

    Linlithgow Burgh Halls has worked with Imagineear to produce an audioguide for an exhibition of esteemed artist, Louise Hopkins. The Black Sea, White Sea exhibition shows acclaimed pieces of work alongside work which is being exhibited for the first time. The guide is made up of detail explorations of the art from the curator, along with […]

  115. First National Sporting Heritage Day

    Today is the first National Sporting Heritage Day. We are a sporty bunch, so working with clubs on projects to communicate their heritage to their fans is something we all take a personal interest in. You will have heard of some of them (like running), and some might come as a surprise (like boxing – […]

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    Meet Clare at the 4th International Digital Health and Care Congress

    Clare Cooper-Hammond, UK Managing Director will be attending the International Digital Health and Care Congress organised by The King’s Fund between 10th and 12th September in London. The International Digital Health and Care Congress is a three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in […]

  117. Meet Ziv at Soccerex Manchester 6th – 10th September

    Ziv Kushnir, Commercial Director, will be representing Imagineear in Manchester at Soccerex every day from the 6th to the 10th of September, on stand 280 next to the Networking Café. The Soccerex Global Convention is the football industry’s leading business event which attracts over 4,500 of football’s most senior decision makers for five days of networking, learning […]

  118. Queens Park Rangers launches Korean Language Stadium Tour

    Korean visitors to Loftus Road will now be able to take a stadium tour in their own language. Having formally been available in English, the updated Korean tour was created by Imagineear and is available on a MediaPacker™ audioguide to all fans visiting the stadium. The tour allows visitors to explore the stadium, taking them […]

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    The Liverpool FC Story Launches Museum Tour in French and Spanish

    Liverpool Football Club has worked with Imagineear to translate its museum tour into French and Spanish. The guide was originally launched in English during the Liverpool FC Story’s recent re-redevelopment. It means that visitors from France and Spain will now be able to explore interviews, games and archive footage on an Imagineear MPTouch™ device when […]

  120. Emirates Stadium Tour Updated to Include More Exclusive Player Interviews

    Updated interviews with Arsenal Football Club’s top players have been added to the Emirates Stadium Tour. The new interviews can be watched on the stadium’s imagineear MediaPacker™ audioguide, along with match footage and stories from the club. Per Mertesacker, Mikel Arteta, Wojciech Szczęsny, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshire all give a behind the […]

  121. Imagineear Working with Cork City Gaol to Update Audio Tour

    Imagineear is working with Cork City Gaol to update its audio tours. Existing tours have been digitised and put on MediaPacker™ players while Imagineear works with the Gaol to develop new tours in more languages. Once a feared institution, Cork City Gaol is now one of Cork’s best known and most visited landmarks. The gaol […]

  122. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Continues to Belgium in European Tour

    The internationally successful Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is to continue its European tour to Belgium. The exhibition tells the story of the Titanic through original objects from the ship, with a focus on the experiences of the passengers from the host country. It is accompanied by an audio tour produced by Imagineear available in Dutch, […]

  123. Interactive Arts and Music Audio Tour to Improve Hospital Patients’ Rehabilitation

    CW+ has worked with Imagineear to launch a mobile phone app as part of its new arts in health project, Rhapsody, which brings together music and visual arts into an interactive audio tour for the benefit of hospital patients. Working with physiotherapists and occupational therapists, the music audio tour app aims to motivate patients in […]

  124. Lego Art Exhibition Tours to Amsterdam

    The hugely successful Art of the Brick exhibition has now opened in Amsterdam. Nathan Sawaya’s Lego art started its European tour in Brussels last year, having already been exhibited all over the world. Accompanying the art exhibition is a digital audio guide, produced and supplied by Imagineear. The Art of the Brick is an exhibition […]

  125. Household Cavalry at imagineear

    Touchscreen Multimedia Guides Launched at Household Cavalry Museum

    As part of dynamic redevelopments at the Household Cavalry Museum, visitors will be able to use a state of the art guide during their visit. For the first time, visitors will be able to listen to audio, watch videos and read more about objects at their own pace on a self-guided tour. The guide is […]

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    Dr Johnson’s House Launches Japanese Audio Guide

    Dr Johnson’s House now provides an audio tour in Japanese. The tour tells the story of writer Samuel Johnson and the house that he produced some of his most famous work in. Japanese speaking visitors can now listen to these stories accompanied with images on a MediaPacker™ audio guide. Samuel Johnson lived at 17 Gough […]

  127. Tour of The Hague Now Available for non-Dutch Speakers

    Visitors to The Hague from outside the Netherlands will be able to learn about the country’s politics thanks to a new guide from Imagineear. English, German, French, Italian and Spanish speakers can now join existing tours with a MediaPacker™ guide provided for them in their own language. The guide has been created for ProDemos, the non-profit organisation […]

  128. New App Guides People Visiting WW1 Sites in Ypres

    Visitors to Flanders can now navigate First World War sites with a new CultureKey app created by Imagineear. The app allows visitors to take walking or driving tours of some of the Great War’s most significant sites in and around the town of Ypres, famously known as Wipers by the British troops during the war. […]

  129. Introducing James, our Web and Apps Coding Apprentice

    Katy Swainston, London.   James Beattie joined our London office in November 2013 as a Web and Apps Coding Apprentice through Tech City Stars. He talked to us about why he wanted to be an apprentice here, what he likes, what he finds difficult and what he wants to do in the future.   What were […]

  130. First Major Exhibition of Spanish Artist Zurbarán in Belgium

    Imagineear has created an audio guide for an exhibition of Francisco de Zurbarán’s work. The work of the artist nicknamed the ‘Spanish Caravaggio’ is finally being shown in Belgium, almost 400 years after he started producing work. Francisco de Zurbarán created striking paintings by boldly contrasting light and dark. He went on to play an important […]

  131. Dutch town Celebrates Cigar-making and Falconry Heritage with Audio Guide

    Twice in its lifetime, a quiet town on the south coast of the Netherlands has been a hub of a luxury industry with an international reach. A thriving community of elite falconers followed by a boom in cigar manufacturing make the town’s heritage as diverse as it is significant. Visitors can now explore this heritage […]

  132. New Year, New Offices – Imagineear Amsterdam

    Eleonore Heijboer, Amsterdam. 2013 was a busy year for us here at Imagineear Amsterdam and it’s looking like 2014 is going to be even busier. We’ve made a good start to getting ready for the exciting work we’re doing this year by moving to some new offices. We didn’t move far. We’re still in the […]

  133. Titanic Exhibition Still Attracting People 25 million Visitors Later

    Imagineear has created an audio guide in Dutch and English for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which is currently in Amsterdam. Despite having been viewed by 25 million people in countries from Singapore to Estonia, there is still huge demand to experience the century-old maritime tragedy. The Titanic exhibition has recently arrived in Amsterdam. The Titanic […]

  134. Art of The Brick: Talking to the Man who Creates Art and Emotions from… Lego!

    Andrew Nugée, London. Parts of the job are inevitably dull, but the rewards can be simply wonderful. In the latter category, step up Nathan Sawaya. I recently interviewed the artist behind unique and powerful works created from Lego. Since he left his job as a New York corporate lawyer in 2004 to become an artist, […]