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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21st May 2022

What Dance Can Do University of Chichester

Dance Studio 1, Bishop Otter Campus

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28th June - 2nd October 2022

Beyond The Waves

Watts Gallery, Surrey, GU3 1DQ

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A group of dancers dressed in bright colours perform in the Plymouth sunshine in Tavistock Place, outside the museum called The Box.


The Imagination Museum: Next Steps

We are looking for key partners to join us in shaping The Imagination Museum, a networking organisation seeking to bring more dance and movement into museums, archives and heritage sites.

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Three dancers perform The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 in the foyer of Bassetlaw Museum in Retford. They are dressed as tour guides and their arms reach up to the sky as they welcome the audience. They are surrounded by smiling audience members.


Key Learning From The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project was a large scale, strategic touring project devised and delivered by Made by Katie Green. This post outlines the key discoveries from the project and considers plans for the future.

Case Study

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.