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.

19 October 2013

Steamy Science at the London Transport Museum

IMG_0754My final Summer Holiday activity for families at the London Transport Museum, written by myself and delivered by freelancers and volunteers, took the form of a demonstration session. IMG_0528 Using some of the equipment belonging to the Museum for schools sessions, we explored the different forms of energy used to keep London's public transport moving.  With a particular focus on steam in the year that a steam engine returned to the underground, we finished the session with an opportunity for children to try out for themselves the effects of built-up pressure, on a very small scale...IMG_0803