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Dancer Chloe Mead performing in Dulwich Picture Gallery

Bringing museums

to life through dance

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

About Us

Current Imagination Museum project - Mayflower 400

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A mock up of a Creative Care Package containing a letter, activity pack and craft materials

06/09/20

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower Creative Care Package project

Announcing our new initiative designed to connect people with the story of the sailing of the Mayflower - Creative Care Packages to be sent in the post.

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Dancers performing The Imagination Museum at Bassetlaw Museum

25/07/20

The Imagination Museum Consortium July 2020 - What next for dance in museums?

Following our Imagination Museum Consortium (IMC) online sessions on the 5th and 9th July 2020, Katie Green gathers participants' thoughts about what might be next for dance in museums at this time of challenge and change.

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Cotton – About Time Dance Company

Cotton is a site-responsive dance work for 3 professional dancers and a community cast; a captivating exploration through dance and sound, illuminating processes of cotton production in Lancashire.

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Disgo Distaw Owain Glyndwr Silent Disco

Light Ladd & Emberton's award-nominated show was originally created in 2017 with investment from Visit Wales, in a partnership with Cadw, to be shown in the UNESCO world heritage castles of Edward I in north Wales.

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New Adventures - Cinderella: A Museum Adventure

Cinderella: A Museum Adventure was an exciting collaborative project with the Imperial War Museum to coincide with the UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.

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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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Lowestoft Dance Map - Glass House Dance

Lowestoft Dance Map (2017-19) was part of Making Waves Together, an ambitious programme in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft to raise the profile for culture as a driver for economic growth and community pride.

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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.