Arts & Exhibitions International
In 2012, Premier Exhibitions, Inc. acquired Arts & Exhibitions International (AEI), a foremost organizer of blockbuster museum exhibitions. The acquisition signifies the creation of an unparalleled network of world-class touring exhibitions, leadership and resources.
Led by its President, John Norman, AEI’s award-winning exhibitions have attracted millions of visitors to leading art and science museums around the world. The exhibitions acquired by Premier will include: Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, Real Pirates in partnership with National Geographic, and AMERICA I AM: the African American Imprint presented with broadcaster Tavis Smiley. These exhibitions will join Premier Exhibitions’ blockbuster experiences including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Titanic The Experience, BODIES…The Exhibition, BODIES REVEALED and Dialog in the Dark.
"The acquisition of AEI creates a powerhouse in the touring exhibition industry,” states Samuel Weiser Premier Exhibitions, Inc. president and chief executive officer. “For the past twenty years, our exhibitions have attracted more than 40 million people worldwide and we look forward to engaging new visitors with this compelling content. The industry, our partner museums, and ultimately the public will benefit from this collaboration to deliver the richest, best-in-class exhibition experiences to the world."