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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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11th May 2019

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

Gainsborough United Reformed Church

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A planning meeting for the Imagination Museum Mayflower 400 project

08/02/19

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Imagination Museum website!

We have been working with designers Root Studio to launch a new website that will document the journey of performance work The Imagination Museum and provide a new online hub for information about dance work in museums and heritage sites.

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Local dancers and core cast in rehearsal for The Imagination Museum

09/01/19

Local artists join our Imagination Museum team!

Introducing our Dance Engagement Practitioners for The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project

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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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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Ila Project - Dancing Strong

Dancing Strong's 'Ila' project connected primary schools to their local museums in Bristol, London and Flint (USA), involving them in the creative process of dance, exploring ideas about line, linking to the curriculum, and witnessing the creation of dance performance.