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.

4 October 2011

Revisiting my Childhood

In the throes of moving house, I crave a few familiar comforts ... so it seems a good time to revive one of my childhood favourite illustrators, Babette Cole. Most famous for Mummy Laid an Egg, our childhood evenings were filled with The Trouble with Mum, The Trouble with Dad, and the rest.
More recently my mum gave me the books they had from the time they knew Babette in Botswana, filled with stories of Nungu, surrounded by the exotic animals that filled my childhood dreams. These days, the Nungu books are my favourite of all. Perhaps they scratch my travel itch!