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Andrew Kidd is an Electronic Engineer, who has been working in the world of Audio Visual systems since 1978, starting in England and moving to the USA in 1986. For the last ten years he has been involved, almost exclusively, in the world of museums, visitor center, science centers and other exhibits.
After two years in broadcast TV and another year working in a recording studio, Andrew became a systems engineer, building AV systems for clients around the world. These systems covered sound and communication for performing arts spaces and multiscreen extravaganza’s for the likes of Madame Tussaud’s and World Expos. His first major museum task was to manage the implementation of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum audio visual systems in Washington DC, followed by the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles in the early 1990s. Then, after a six year break working in the video-wall field, he really began to focus on exhibits in the early 2000s.
He has designed exhibit audio visual systems, built them and installed them. He designed all audio visual systems for both iterations of Newseum in DC, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and the New York Historical Society in New York. He worked closely with designers at the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis TN, amongst many others. In 2008, he designed the systems for Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health Education Center, where interactive exhibits guide the visitor through KP’s history and philosophies and conference rooms enable teaching and learning.
He has extensive experience at interpreting creative ideas, coming from exhibit designers and media producers, and turning them into reliable and cost effective technical solutions.