Museum of Imaginative Knowledge

Museum of Imaginative Knowledge Helping other institutions be more imaginative since 2013!

Yes just five years since Dr Lattin ventured across the UK to find new followers of Imaginative Knowledge. Since then hi...
19/06/2019

Yes just five years since Dr Lattin ventured across the UK to find new followers of Imaginative Knowledge. Since then his tireless work has continued, be it in print, person or online! Let's celebrate FIVE YEARS of Imaginative Knowledge this June! 🥳🥳🥳

In 2014, Dr Lattin undertook a field trip to the Pibble Mine, near Angarth. He was particularly interested in the extrac...
05/06/2019

In 2014, Dr Lattin undertook a field trip to the Pibble Mine, near Angarth. He was particularly interested in the extraction of Blaurite, a key ingredient in the manufacture of BluTack and other similar products. He never wrote up his visit, so we have left with a photographic archive which merits further analysis.

"Time spent in Museums is never Time wasted"Dr James Lattin, April 2019
15/04/2019

"Time spent in Museums is never Time wasted"
Dr James Lattin, April 2019

Museum Fans - we now have a new online shop where you may purchase all our publications! All purchases help support our ...
25/03/2019

Museum Fans - we now have a new online shop where you may purchase all our publications! All purchases help support our research and educational work.

http://press.imaginativeknowledge.org/

Reports of my disappearance, however sympathetic, are mostly likely to be inaccurate. While the Museum has to some exten...
31/12/2018

Reports of my disappearance, however sympathetic, are mostly likely to be inaccurate. While the Museum has to some extent been 'out-of-action' in terms of public activity in 2018, I would like to wish all our keen supporters a very happy 2019!

There will of course be a variety of Museum activities in 2019, including the opening of the Department for Contemporary Antiquities and an important research field trip with the Museum of the Flat Earth.

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28/12/2018

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28/12/2018

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NEWSFLASH! We have the first confirmed sighting of Dr Lattin, sent in by a Museum fan this morning. After careful checki...
05/12/2018

NEWSFLASH! We have the first confirmed sighting of Dr Lattin, sent in by a Museum fan this morning. After careful checking with our records, I am 87% certain this is Dr James Lattin, who has not been seen since June 14th this year.

Full update to folllow...

Finally! Some evidence for Dr Lattin's whereabouts! At the Small Publishers Fair last week I found a proof copy of a new...
15/11/2018

Finally! Some evidence for Dr Lattin's whereabouts! At the Small Publishers Fair last week I found a proof copy of a new Museum pamphlet! Titled 'the Tyntesfield Tin' it deals with the history of a Mandarin container. It looks like a work in progress so I am not going to publish the full text here. But Dr Lattin does give several reasons for his absence, and states he is 'in a place which affords me the distance from this unenlightened metropolis'...which suggests he could be ...anywhere?

Unlike Dr Lattin, the Imaginative Press has not disappeared and will be at the Small Publishers Fair in London on Friday...
07/11/2018

Unlike Dr Lattin, the Imaginative Press has not disappeared and will be at the Small Publishers Fair in London on Friday and Saturday (http://smallpublishersfair.co.uk/) with a selection of Museum research...

In all the excitement around Dr Lattin's disappearance, we have forgotten to celebrate the Museum's 5th anniversary...! ...
21/10/2018

In all the excitement around Dr Lattin's disappearance, we have forgotten to celebrate the Museum's 5th anniversary...!

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An enigmatic photo of Dr Lattin earlier this year while on a research visit to Bologna. Unfortunately there is nothing i...
01/10/2018

An enigmatic photo of Dr Lattin earlier this year while on a research visit to Bologna. Unfortunately there is nothing in his notes stating the purpose of his trip nor what he found there...
(PS thanks for all the messages of support and clues to Dr Lattin's potential whereabouts)

I'm still going through the MUSEUM archives, firstly to sort them out, and secondly to see if they might shed some light...
22/09/2018

I'm still going through the MUSEUM archives, firstly to sort them out, and secondly to see if they might shed some light on Dr Lattin's location...

I'm afraid to say that the Museum Archives are in a rather disorganised manner. Having taken on responsibility for them ...
03/09/2018

I'm afraid to say that the Museum Archives are in a rather disorganised manner. Having taken on responsibility for them in Dr Lattin's absence, the task seems like it will require significant work. Ever since he was prevented from exhibiting a piece of burnt toast at the V&A in 2014, Dr Lattin maintained a healthy skepticism for formal conservation and preservation methods.

I'm afraid there is no further news on the whereabouts of Dr Lattin, and the possibilities for where he might be grow la...
30/08/2018

I'm afraid there is no further news on the whereabouts of Dr Lattin, and the possibilities for where he might be grow larger and larger. Here is a rare photograph of him in Oxford a few years ago. He called the town 'one of the most dangerous places for imaginative thinkers', recoiling at the orthodoxy of the University. Yet he did find time to visit and always enjoyed recounting the story of the hot cross bun he found in the Pitt-Rivers Museum.

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06/08/2018

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Where is Dr Lattin?I sadly must report that Dr James Lattin has not been heard from for almost two months. I (James Mans...
06/08/2018

Where is Dr Lattin?

I sadly must report that Dr James Lattin has not been heard from for almost two months. I (James Mansfield, a trustee of the Museum) am concerned that Dr Lattin is now missing, having given a talk on June 14th in London.

I ask Museum followers if they have seen Dr Lattin since then, or if they have had any contact with him. I will be updating this page with progress on the search for him...

What are the possibilities of Flat Thinking? Fizzier drinks, an end to sloping roofs and many more imaginative ideas! Fi...
03/06/2018
Introduction to Flat Thinking / Anti-University 2018

What are the possibilities of Flat Thinking? Fizzier drinks, an end to sloping roofs and many more imaginative ideas! Find out more on Thursday 14th June with new talk from Dr James Lattin!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-flat-thinking-anti-university-2018-tickets-44920223598

Join Dr James Lattin for an introduction to Flat Thinking! Dr Lattin will present a short video (15 mins) An Inquiry into the Shape of the Earth which documents an experiment on a frozen lake to measure the curvature of the Earth. Carried out in February 2017 by the Museum of the Flat Earth, the vid...

The Museum recently visited Bologna, itself both the birthplace of wireless pioneer Gugliemo Marconi and host to a numbe...
24/04/2018

The Museum recently visited Bologna, itself both the birthplace of wireless pioneer Gugliemo Marconi and host to a number of fascinating museums. Much of what I saw has confirmed the need for further European outreach and co-operation.

"In this compelling account of a visit to Ireland, Dr James Lattin goes in search of lost theories around the physical f...
26/03/2018

"In this compelling account of a visit to Ireland, Dr James Lattin goes in search of lost theories around the physical form of the Earth."

Hot off the press and available for just £3 from our online store!

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Following last summer's discoveries linking theories around the Hollow Earth to Irish energies, I recently embarked on a...
19/03/2018

Following last summer's discoveries linking theories around the Hollow Earth to Irish energies, I recently embarked on a visit to understand more about Edmond Halley, 2nd Astronomer Royal. Halley, better known for the comet which bears his name, also wrote several papers suggesting the Earth contains several smaller spheres, rather than being a solid. Today, this legacy appears overlooked...

We still have some (signed) copies of 'The Discovery of the New World' available in the Museum Gift Shop. Find out more ...
06/03/2018

We still have some (signed) copies of 'The Discovery of the New World' available in the Museum Gift Shop. Find out more about American yard sales, Bartholomew Seeker and other cultural highlights! Free gift with every order!

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Following extensive research between the British Isles and Canada, we will shortly be publishing "Navigating the Edge: S...
26/02/2018

Following extensive research between the British Isles and Canada, we will shortly be publishing "Navigating the Edge: Seeker's Secret Journey"

In the meantime - pick up a copy of 'The Discovery of the New World' to find out what Seeker was seeking!
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Museum fans in London will want to make a beeline for the Mark Dion show at the Whitechapel gallery, which is an excelle...
16/02/2018

Museum fans in London will want to make a beeline for the Mark Dion show at the Whitechapel gallery, which is an excellent transformation of the often staid art world. I was also lucky enough to ask Mr Dion about how we can encourage museums to be imaginative - he agreed with my sentiment and said he'd found museums to be more open to such changes in the UK than his native United States. We can all take inspiration from these encouraging words!

Important research from the New World! Also contains guest voice-over from Dr James Lattin!
29/01/2018

Important research from the New World! Also contains guest voice-over from Dr James Lattin!

Kay Burns returns! Come see the video project created from her experiment last year! This Saturday, February 3 at the NWR Research Station.

I wonder last summer if I was not in fact standing in front of the Atlantic Ocean, but on one of its edges? The Museum's...
27/01/2018

I wonder last summer if I was not in fact standing in front of the Atlantic Ocean, but on one of its edges? The Museum's forthcoming research paper "Navigating the Edge" brings together an enquiry into small islands alongside the possible fate of Bartholomew Seeker, Guardian of one of the corners of the Flat Earth.

Ever been bored in a Museum? Our latest catalogue will help you! Just £6.50! All purchases support our important work!😺😻...
17/01/2018

Ever been bored in a Museum? Our latest catalogue will help you! Just £6.50!

All purchases support our important work!😺😻😺

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Museum Fans! Please support our activities in 2018 by buying a catalogue - it's a great read and just £6.50! Thanks! mus...
10/01/2018

Museum Fans! Please support our activities in 2018 by buying a catalogue - it's a great read and just £6.50! Thanks!

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Museum fans! Get yourself the Xmas present you really wanted with our new Catalogue - the Discovery of the New World! Ju...
30/12/2017

Museum fans! Get yourself the Xmas present you really wanted with our new Catalogue - the Discovery of the New World! Just £6.50 (plus free postcards) from the Gift Shoppe!

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Forget the Pyramids and the Nazca Lines - one of the biggest questions in archaeology is: What actually happens in lay-b...
12/12/2017

Forget the Pyramids and the Nazca Lines - one of the biggest questions in archaeology is:

What actually happens in lay-bys?

Luckily the Museum has continued its research into this important area including the first ever survey of an American Rest Area! Read all about it in the Museum's new catalogue...
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What's wrong with American Museums? Many things met with disapproval from Dr James Lattin when visited such hallowed ins...
08/12/2017

What's wrong with American Museums? Many things met with disapproval from Dr James Lattin when visited such hallowed institutions as the Metropolitan Museum.

Find out more in the new catalogue "The Discovery of the New World"! All purchases support the Museum of Imaginative Knowledge's important work!

http://museumofimaginativeknowledgegiftshop.bigcartel.com/

Yes! Finally we have published the Museum's catalogue 'The Discovery of the New World'! Copies available in time for Xma...
05/12/2017

Yes! Finally we have published the Museum's catalogue 'The Discovery of the New World'! Copies available in time for Xmas directly from us or via our new online shoppe!

Please support our work by purchasing a copy!

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What happens in American lay-bys? Which museums did I visit in the New World? Is the Earth really flat? Find out more in...
09/11/2017

What happens in American lay-bys? Which museums did I visit in the New World? Is the Earth really flat? Find out more in the Museum's new catalogue which is published this week!!!

New postcard for 2017 featuring the tour of North America! Only for the best Museum fans...
24/10/2017

New postcard for 2017 featuring the tour of North America! Only for the best Museum fans...

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24/10/2017

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Publishing very soon! "The Discovery of the New World" is a 52 page catalogue about the Museum's 2016 tour of North Amer...
23/10/2017

Publishing very soon! "The Discovery of the New World" is a 52 page catalogue about the Museum's 2016 tour of North America! Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a copy...(all signed of course!)

RIP David Tang  - a fan of the Museum who I never met...but here's the FT letter from a few years back.
12/10/2017

RIP David Tang - a fan of the Museum who I never met...but here's the FT letter from a few years back.

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