Maxime Laprade
Work Experience
Founder – Candi Agency
2022 – ongoing
Based in Paris, France
Candi Agency is a digital and audiovisual consultancy and production company in the cultural sector.

Producer - We Are Museums
2019 - ongoing
Based in Paris, France
- Co-founder of the We Are Museums Online Community and We Are Museums Lab
- Producer of programmes that accompany museums towards innovation and change so as to face the challenges of today's society: Web3 for the Arts and Culture, Museums Meet Videogames, Museums Facing Extinction, Reframe Collecting
- Administrative duties for We Are Museums Lab non-profit organisation

General Coordinator for the Oman Across Ages Museums - Tactile Studio (as a consultant)
2021 - 2024
Based in Paris, France
Delivery of 59 audiovisual and digital exhibits for the Oman Across Ages Museum:
- led the production of 59 audiovisual and digital exhibits for the Oman Across Ages Museum
- planned strategically the production, in light of the negotiations with the client: project plans, tasks, processes, dependencies, milestones.
- managed the research team, content creation team and the design team: production of dozens of storyboard, scripts, images selection, UX/UI journeys, motion design videos, etc.
- managed progress in collaboration with the technical manager
- coordinated the production with the international production partners, internationally and externally
- was the client direct contact and participated in negotiations
- made sure that processes were respected for validation and progress

Digital Engagement Manager – Alimentarium (as a consultant)
2019 – 2021
Vevey, Switzerland
- Delivery of two UGC projects, managing the development and production: The Food We Love to Hate in 2019 and My Vegan Life in 2020
- created and planned content for all of the institution social networks in 2019 and 2020, including coordinating the team members in creating content, for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok.
- re-define the digital strategy of the institution with the museum director and the museum business developer
- Delivery of the "New Digital Landscape" project: an IT transition from the Nestlé network to an independent one. This included managing the development and production, managing the team internally and externally, managing the relationship with the production agency technically in charge of the project, and managing the discussion about the infrastructure security with the team at Nestlé. At the end of the project, the institution had a new, independent, IT infrastructure that suited its needs best.

Digital Project Manager – Maison du Film
2019 – 2020
Digital Platform
- Production of a detailed brief for new database and a new digital platform for the organisation's members
- Production of a market research report for the partner who should produce the database and digital platform.

Digital communication
- Produced a new a graphic and editorial charter :
- refined the organisation's communication strategy
- created new processed to streamline the internal work for communication
- was in charge of community management.

Project Manager – Formula D
2017 – 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
Design and production of digital experiences for museums and cultural institutions.
- Project Management: Activity and resource planning / Scoping / Defining deliverables / Time and budget management / Monitoring progress and reporting / Client relationship.
- Business Development: Sourcing / Negotiation / Proposal development
- Creative Assisting: Concept Development / Market Research

Museum Consultant: Digital Projects and Curation - Self-employed.
2016 - 2017

London, United-Kingdom

-'Too Many Fish in the Sea', Curator, London College of Fashion, July 2017.

- Community Management for The Fan Museum
Launching the Instagram account of the museum: April - June 2017

- Diesel x LCF
London Flagship Store Takeover. Creating a new concept including research, exterior and interior design, marketing communications plan and launch event. August 2016

- Fashion and Performance
curator of the exhibition @ LCF Library, London, June 2016.

- Renewal
curator of the exhibition @ Im/Material Conference, University of the Arts, London, May 2016
MA Fashion Curation, London College of Fashion, 2016.

Master Degree Art History, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2015.

Summer Session, Sociology and Cultural Studies, New York University, 2013
MODUAL, University of the Arts, 2016: "How to Create an Innovative Designed Digital Project?"

Session Technique du CIETA (théorie, pratique, analyse textile), Centre International d'Etude des Textiles Anciens (CIETA), France, 2016 - 2017.

Training Course "From being a manager to becoming a leader", Conservatoir National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, 2014
'Balenciaga, from Paris to London: From a vision to history, a narrative on exhibition-making', International Journal of Fashion Studies, Volume 4, Number 2, 1 October 2017, pp. 293-297(5).

'Haute couture et expositions universelles, 1900 – 1925', Apparences, 7, 2017.


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