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WINKLE-PICKER was founded and is run by Chris White who has acted as a consultant for some of the world’s most famous museums and multinational companies.

Chris has worked in research, interpretation and scriptwriting for museums, public exhibitions, and multinational corporations for over 25 years.

Chris started as a researcher at the world-renowned MET Studio in 1992 and went on to run the company’s Hong Kong office between 1995 and 1997. In 2000, he was appointed a Director of MET Studio UK and Managing Director of MET Studio Hong Kong (2003 -2006). During this time, he played an integral role in the planning and execution of all MET Studio’s projects – most notably the Drug InfoCentre and the Hong Kong Wetland Park for the Hong Kong Government. For its work in exporting British design services, the company won the Queen’s Award for Industry in 2004.

In 2006, Chris established WINKLE-PICKER to provide interpretive and script-writing services to design companies and client teams worldwide. A great example of the type of work we do was our appointment in 2008 as interpretive planners for the Central Police Station in Hong Kong, one of the city’s most prestigious heritage sites and one of the largest revitalisation projects in Asia. In 2018, it opened to great acclaim as the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts.

Working between London, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, WINKLE-PICKER allows Chris to provide his experience in the full range of interpretive planning and writing services for clients including designers, multinationals, theme parks, museums, governments, architects and contractors. Chris is also the founder of A London Christmas.

Dr. Chris White FRSA FLS

MA Journalism
PG Dip Commercial Law
MA (Hons) Chinese

  • Professor of Practice at UOWCHK
  • Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Fellow of the Linnean Society (FLS)
  • Member of the Museums Association
  • Member of the Business Archives Council
  • Member of the Royal Historic Society
  • Member of the Royal Geographic Society
  • Member of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • Member of the Royal Overseas League