Dave Patten

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 35 years, developing exhibitions and leading development teams. Dave was the technology architect and technical project manager for the Science Museum's Wellcome Wing and Dana Centre, which opened in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He is a freqent speaker at museum conferences and has a broad network of international contacts.

Recent work includes setting up the Science Museum's digital lab ( and the Science City and Medicine exhibitions.