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.

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 ...
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... and there's clever interpretation for grown ups and children alike ... IMG_7523 IMG_7524