Dave Patten

Head of New Media at Science Museum

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 worked on the development of 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 and a two and a half month secondment to Frost Science in Miami to help develop exhibitions and systems for the new museum which will open in 2016. Current work includes developing a digital strategy for the museum’s new Masterplan projects and setting up a digital lab at the Science Museum.

Dave is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops both in the UK and internationally.