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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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15th February 2020

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham

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8th March 2020

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

Aldershot Military Museum

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4th April 2020

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

Red House Museum and Gardens

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Dancers performing The Imagination Museum at Bassetlaw Museum

02/02/20

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 travels to Hampshire!

Find out more about our planned performances of The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 with 3 Hampshire Cultural Trust venues from February - July 2020.

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Dancers performing The Imagination Museum at Bassetlaw Museum

21/12/19

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project - year 1

A quick look back at the first year of The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project in two of the Pilgrim Roots areas of Lincolnshire and North Nottinghamshire.

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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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Suzie West - Clay Walks

On the 14th & 15th June, Wheal Martyn (St Austell, Cornwall) came alive. Each viewing point, settling tank, woodland path and museum yard was filled with a cast of 200 performers from the St Austell community.

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Bethan Peters - Royal Museums Greenwich

Between April 2015 and June 2016 I was invited to be the first choreographer in residence at Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG), which includes four iconic London sites: the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and the Cutty Sark.

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Trying It On - Lea Anderson

A performed exhibition from Lea Anderson that delves deep into The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs costume archives (designers Sandy Powell, Simon Vincenzi & Emma Fryer) to dust off some treasures and re-present with a new twist.

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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.