Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Visit the Morbid Anatomy Library on Rocketboom Television

Ella Morton of Rocketboom: Daily Internet Culture has just produced a short but thoughtful video piece about the Morbid Anatomy Library, the collections therein, and our shared fascination with art and mortality. You can watch it above, or by clicking here.

For those of you unfamiliar with the library, the Morbid Anatomy Library is a research library and private collection open to the interested public. It makes available a collection of books, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts relating to medical museums, anatomical art, collectors and collecting, cabinets of curiosity, the history of medicine, death and mortality, memorial practice, art and natural history, arcane media, and other topics explored on this blog.

The library is part of the Proteus Gowanus Gallery Interdisciplinary Gallery and Reading Room, and is located in the Brooklyn, New York; directions can be found here. To make an appointment to visit the library in person, email More about the library here, here and here. You can find out more about the piece and Rocketboom by clicking here.

1 comment:

William Thirteen said...

Great interview! Hope to be able to swing by next time i am in the States. And i spotted the Fritz Kahn book!