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.

21 September 2013

Summer at the London Transport Museum

IMG_0447As part of my role at the London Transport Museum, I wrote three drop-in activities for families visiting during the summer holidays, and then trained a team of freelancers and volunteers to deliver them.  To tie in with the 150th anniversary of the Underground, each activity celebrated one of the engineering achievements that made and make the London Underground a success, linking with a specific display in the Museum exhibitions.

This activity, 'Tackling Tunnels', focussed on the cut and cover techniques used to make the early underground tunnels.  Following a storytime narrated by a tunnel labourer, families were tasked to build their own tunnels, strong and big enough for a small wooden train to pass through...