Imagination Museum discussion event

First Imagination Museum Consortium Event - 24 May 2019


Following the launch of our new Imagination Museum website we're happy to announce that our first Imagination Museum consortium event will take place:

on Friday 24th May 2019

10.30-4pm (with tea/coffee available from 10am)

at The Collection Museum, Lincoln Danes Terrace, LN2 1LP

Thanks to funding through the Curatorial Voice strand of the Surf the Wave programme and Arts Council England (through the Strategic Touring programme) with in kind support from The Collection Museum, this first consortium event will be FREE to attend as it will be the pilot for our new series of discussion events exploring collaboration across dance and heritage.

Who is it for?

For those with an interest in using dance and movement to interpret heritage - you might already have some experience or just want to find out more about possibilities for collaboration in the future.

For people interested in participating in The Imagination Museum going forward - a hub, online and in person, for sharing events, opportunities, experiences and resources exploring ways of moving in museums.

Our May 2019 event will be the first of a series of 3 discussion opportunities taking place in line with our Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project, therefore following the progression of that project from Lincolnshire, round to Hampshire and then to Plymouth in October 2020.

What will happen on the day?

In collaboration with co-facilitator Emma McFarland, we’re planning a day including:

Morning session:

  • a performance extract from The Imagination Museum danced heritage tour, which premiered at The Collection in 2013 and has since toured to nearly 30 sites across the UK
  • discussion exploring the possibilities and challenges of dance/heritage collaboration and considering what The Imagination Museum hub could offer artists and heritage sites in the future

Lunch and a chance to talk to other participants

Afternoon session:

  • an opportunity to see work from a range of current artists-in-residence at The Collection
  • discussion about the responsibility of the artist to create work in a museum/heritage context that responds to and engages its audience.

An exact breakdown of the day and venue details will be sent to participants closer to the time of the event.

Registering for the event

The event is free but will have limited capacity, so places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

In order to reserve your place, you just need to do 3 things:

  1. You must be a member of the Imagination Museum consortium to attend, so sign up for free here if you haven’t done so already. This means you will hear about future events even if you can’t attend our first discussion day in May.
  2. Email katie@imaginationmuseum.co.uk to confirm you would like to attend on the 24th May in Lincoln (use the subject heading: ‘Imagination Museum consortium’). If possible, let us know a little about your background in dance and/or heritage and anything in particular you would like to get from attending the event. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
  3. As the event is free, we want to prevent people from booking a place and then not turning up, so attendees will be required to pay a £10 deposit to complete their booking, which will be refunded in full immediately after the event. We will send you details about how to pay this deposit when we confirm your place.

Registration will be open until 5pm on the 17th May 2019.

Please note, a limited number of 'Go and see' bursaries will be available for artists/museum practitioners travelling from further afield who would like to engage with the Imagination Museum at this early stage of development - please contact us on katie@imaginationmuseum.co.uk if you would like to be considered for one of these bursaries.

Also, bursaries are available for Imagination Museum Consortium members working within the heritage sector to attend the UK Dance Showcase in Bournemouth and Poole, 16-19 May. This event will showcase new dance work that is currently available for touring and that is suitable and adaptable for a variety of venues and contexts. If you work in heritage but would like to work more with dance, this would be a great opportunity to get a sense of a range of work during an exciting 3 day programme. If you would like to enquire about a bursary please contact Rosalind Conlon, Surf The Wave Project Producer at rosalind@pdsw.org.uk.

Performance opportunity:

Why not make the most of your visit to Lincolnshire, and stay for performances of The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 taking place at Gainsborough Old Hall on the 25th May 2019.

With thanks for support from Jenny and Andrea at The Collection Museum for their help in making this day possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

View opportunity
Image of women working from East End Women's Museum


East End Women's Museum - participatory workshop artist commission

The East End Women’s Museum is seeking an artist/s, with a collaborative and inclusive ethos, to create a new participatory creative workshop as part of our local audience consultation project.