The Mike Kenner Archive was donated to the Office of Experiments in 2009. Mike Kenner's collection of thousands of documents were obtained following over thirty years of research and FOI (Freedom of Information) requests into the activities at the Biochemical Research Centre at Porton Down, Wiltshire (referred to as MRE)and other sensitive research estalishments. The documentation contains photographs, de-classified but restricted secret and top-secret documents, cabinet office and official correspondence, experimental data, images, diagrams , analysis, video, photographs, newspaper cuttings etc. Many of these highlight experiments that had a significant impact in the region of Weymouth in the UK, with experiment conducted on the public using live pathogens, largely through around Lyme Bay. Far from being historic research alone, Kenner's work points to controversy generated by what may well be ongoing scientific trials and experiments, continuing to this day often concealed from the public in plain sight.
The Archive itself is available for public exhibition or display and has been seen in a number of venues already - see right. Extracts were recently taken to create the Micro-Exhibition - Proving Grounds of Coast and Sea for an exhibition 'EXLAB' at Bridport Arts Centre, near to where many of the experiments took place.
The Mike Kenner Archive comes in an Aluminium Container with 352 folders stored in 12 Box Files with a corresponding Catalogue for searching and retrieving specific documents.