Dancer Chloe Mead performing in Dulwich Picture Gallery

Bringing museums

to life through dance

Welcome to 'The Imagination Museum' - bringing dance to museums and heritage sites across the UK, and sharing events, opportunities, experiences and resources exploring ways of moving in museums.

About Us

Events, projects, opportunities

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A group of people meet at a museum to talk about ways of bringing more dance into museums and heritage sites.


Callout for Project Manager for The Imagination Museum

We’re seeking an excellent Project Manager who would like to take this opportunity to be part of the strategic team for a new network supporting more dance to happen with and in response to museums, archives and heritage sites across the country.

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2 dancers wearing lots and lots of layers of multi-coloured clothes dance freely with their arms reaching up to the sky and their heads thrown back. They dance in a white cube gallery space with a single strip of fluorescent light all around the wall.


Celebrating International Museum Day 2023!

This year’s International Museum Day is an ideal moment to give you a quick update, and to celebrate The Imagination Museum as a resource bringing together dance and heritage practice to make new and exciting things happen in museums, galleries, heritage sites and archives.

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Dancing to Art - Corali Dance Company at Tate Britain

Corali, a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability, have worked with Tate since 1998 and are experts in creatively taking up space in the galleries. Four Corali dancers were invited to design performances in response to four artworks at Tate Britain.

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Tide and Seek: Bethan Peters and Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth

At the beginning of 2019 Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth and Bethan Peters were commissioned by Turner Contemporary to deliver a series of workshops and develop a new artwork as part of 'Seaside: Photographed' - a major exhibition examining the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present.

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The National Gallery and Avant Garde Dance

A collaborative project between the National Gallery and Avant Garde Dance Company, as part of YouTube’s VR Creator Lab programme; an initiative to support creators to make on-line virtual reality content in new VR180 format capturing 180 degree panoramic images.

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Casson & Friends - Untitled (The Gallery Project)

In July 2018 Casson & Friends were resident for 2 weeks at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge during the Antony Gormley SUBJECT Exhibition.

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Black Victorians - choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Black Victorians is an engaging and curious dance performance by Jeanefer Jean-Charles that highlights and celebrates the diverse black presences in 19th and early 20th Century Britain.

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And They Have Escaped, NOCTURN

An immersive, interactive dance experience reminding us of the simple pleasures to be found in face-to-face interaction and being physically present in our environment.

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It begins in darkness - Seke Chimutengwende

Seke Chimutengwende's 'It begins in darkness' is an environment for processing the fear, anger and confusion which arise from the histories of slavery and colonialism that haunt the present.