Head of New Media at The Science Museum Group

Dave Patten is Head of New Media at The Science Museum Group, 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 also manages the groups portfolio of mobile apps and the Digital Lab workstream. 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 overseeing the digital experiences in the museum’s new Medicine Galleries and an audio trail based at the National Railway Museum as well as working on a number of AR, VR and Mixed Reality projects.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences both in the UK and Internationally and is an international advisor for HUB Montreal.

Dave Patten