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.

17 May 2011

Hand-Drawn London

The Museum of London is currently showing an amazing array of hand-drawn London maps, which make me long to map my life in creative and obscure ways. A little biased perhaps, but I still think the Brixton Tree by Liam Roberts is a quirky stroke of genius ... it makes me wonder how many other streaks of nature we could find in the meandering journeys of London's roads.
... Inspired by many of them, its hard to choose which maps to show here. But this map by Flory Leow inspired me for the way the map tells a story. The touching story of ordinary life, love, and all their discoveries told, not in a linear way, but through the twists and turns of mapping.