Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

27 May 2011

3 Flat-Pack Flamingo Boxes

Flamingo Boxes 003I was nattering away about my ideas for birds and boxes from South America, when Beth caught me off-guard by asking me to actually MAKE one of the boxes I described, for her to give as a wedding present. The criteria: small enough to travel to Romania; acceptable for 'him' on the outside and as flamboyantly pink as possible for 'her' on the inside. That's all. Free reign. The budget was tight, so I decided to make the most of the time I was devoting and build three boxes. And here, at last, they are, before one makes its journey to Romania.Flamingo Boxes 006