Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

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.

22 June 2015

Beauty at Manchester Museum

A few museum visits lately have allowed me to discover how utterly creative and beautiful the natural history galleries have become.  Perhaps the most easily traditional of all museum collections, stuffed animals in rows in glass cabinets can feel intimidatingly austere.  And I've been surprised and delighted by some of the interpretation that happens around these areas today.  Both creative and educational ...
At Manchester Museum, Helen Musselwhite created this beautiful backdrop for the family gallery in the Living Worlds area.

And then in the Living Worlds gallery itself, there's beauty ...
... and there's clever interpretation for grown ups and children alike ... IMG_7523 IMG_7524