Wednesday, 10 December 2014


I am posting these with thanks to Dr James Lattin, Curator of the Museum of Imaginative Knowledge. He sent details of these interesting projects which have resonance with ours. I had never heard of either of them and was really excited to have a little explore. Which is one reason why blogs, twitter and email are so useful - as tools for connecting, discovering - and rummaging.

First is the Mmuseumm in New York. This is how it is described.
Mmuseumm is a modern natural history museum - devoted to the curation and exhibition of contemporary artifacts that illustrate the complexities of the modern world.
"As is the macrocosm, so is the microcosm." The only access to a greater truth is through the individual perspective of a collective gaze. By examining the small things, the vernacular, we are able to look at the big one, life itself, or at least start to see its edges.
And the second is Alice Bradshaw's Museum of Contemporary Rubbish in Blackpool. It makes me wonder what we class as rubbish and when we might do so.

It seems that there's a lot of rummaging out there for 'things of the least'. I am sure we will discover all sorts of others, but before I go, here's a picture of a favourite rummaging place...

Pitt Rivers Museum


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