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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

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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Discussion taking place at dance/museums workshop event, Lincoln, May 2019

25/07/20

The Imagination Museum Consortium July 2020 - why do we dance in museums?

Having reviewed the material gathered from 2 Imagination Museum Consortium sessions we offered via Zoom in July 2020, Katie Green reflects on a few of the themes, key questions and ideas that we started to explore.

Case Study

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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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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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.