A magical mobile facility containing a laboratory, a museum and a library dedicated to the cataloguing and storage of objects and stories of inspiration. Unlike other vehicles which run on petrol or other fuels, The Imaginarium is reported to be powered by the imagination – the creative thoughts of people. It was this imaginative fuel that enabled it to travel across space and time dimensions.
It is believed to have been run by a small, specialist team of Imaginologists led by Dr Ignatius Goode, who founded The Imaginarium some time after the Dark Ages when all but a few scraps of information and inspiration were lost. Dr Ignatius created The Imaginarium to ensure The Dark Ages never returned to the Multiverse and its diamond torch symbol represents the everlasting light of knowledge and creativity that The Imaginarium seeks to share.
During the late 1920’s The Imaginarum came under scrutiny from the then secret Government organisation known as The Ministry of Mindlessness or MOM, for allegedly “encouraging people to think too much which resulted in too many people attempting to put unthinkable ideas into practice with catastrophic results.” Specific examples included:
The invention of Blizzard Cone Masks by a woman in America to help women protect their makeup from sliding off in the rain. The masks were so pointy they caused injuries to people who weren’t wearing them.
The case of the eleven year old Rainbow Girl from Blackpool who attempted to turn herself into a rainbow by only eating Blackpool rock for a month. Her teeth fell out and she developed a strong allergy to sugary food.
During the 1940’s the popularity of The Imaginarium was at its lowest point when the world was preoccupied with the second world war. It was around this time, The Imaginarium disappeared from sight and the public’s consciousness.
Cynical experts, believe that The Imaginarium went into hiding following a particularly strong attack on the facility by the Ministry Of Mindlessness, who used the world at war as an opportunity to remove a long time issue.
However, over the last twenty years parts of The Imaginarium have started to be found around the world, igniting suspicions that the facility has been destroyed altogether.
A group of more optimistic experts believe it is possible that The Imaginarium has not been destroyed, but has simply travelled a long way into the future to avoid detection from the MOM. Further evidence suggests that Imaginologists do still exist and are still at work in the UK, the USA and Eastern Europe, gathering imaginative power to help bring The Imaginarium back to life.
There are now very few people living who can remember what The Imaginarium looked like. 20th Century Serbian artist, Kristina Dobrev, continues to offer what is considered the most accurate representation of the facility in a series of paintings inspired by her time travelling with the team of Imaginologists as part of a residency at The Imaginarium in the early 1900’s.
The symbol of The Imaginarium is a Diamond Torch. The torch imagery represents the founding objective of the facility to bring enlightenment to the world through inspiration and ideas. The diamond flame references the indestructible quality of diamonds, emphasizing the flame of creativity that will never be extinguished.