Museum of the Future, Dubai


  • Dubai Future Foundation
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • From 2018

The Museum of the Future is a public innovation initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation. The Foundation was incorporated in 2015 by the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and is run under the leadership of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Museum of the Future will be a global exhibition space dedicated to showcasing emerging trends and technologies and discussing their implications and impacts on the world.

Barker Langham Recruitment are engaged by Dubai Futures Foundation to support their pre-opening recruitment needs by conducting global search and selection programs for positions such as the Executive Director and the Technical Director. This has included deeply understanding the role, defining the profile required and determining the Key Evaluation Criteria (KEC).

We successfully appointed the Executive Director, Lath Carlson, who has a global reputation for leading unconventional museums and over 30 years of thought-leadership experience, exploring how museums have evolved over time and where they might be going in the future. The Museum is under construction and is currently scheduled to open in 2020.