If you have not yet contributed--or long to up your pledge!--please consider doing so now at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1038582734/the-morbid-anatomy-museum!
With this donation, not only will you be contributing to the establishment of an institution and museum devoted to our offbeat interests, but you can also win exciting awards like limited edition prints by artists Mark Dion and Mark Ryden and (2rd and 3rd images down); "experiential awards" with stars of TV's Oddities including shooting antique guns with Mike Zohn and a private tour of Ryan Matthew Cohn's astounding home museum; a collectible set piece from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas; a private party in the museum; special Morbid Anatomy merch; and much, much more!
Why should you considering lending your support to The Morbid Anatomy Museum? Here are a few reasons: it will be a beautiful and inspiring space to foster our unique international community of supporters, friends, artists, rogue scholars and like-minded enthusiasts; it will enshrine that which we hold dear; and it will be a place to study, to delight; a place to “meet the others.” It will also feature:
- An enlarged, beautiful library to house our rapidly expanding collection of over 2,500 books
- An exhibition space to showcase our ever-growing permanent collection
- A gift shop with our own quirky merch, taxidermy, waxworks, curiosia and obscure books from around the world
- A café serving espresso and pastries seven days a week, with plans to expand to a full bar
- More publications by Morbid Anatomy Press
- A new lecture and event space capable of holding twice our current numbers featuring talks by Morbid Anatomy favorites such as Stanley Burns (The Burns Archive), Paul Koudounaris (Empire of Death), Amy Herzog, Caitlin Doughty (Ask a Mortician), and Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn of TV’s Oddities.
- Expanded public programing including visiting international scholars such as Richard Barnett (Wellcome Collection), Mel Gordon (Voluptuous Panic, Grand Guignol) and John Troyer (Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath)
- More field trips and classes, and live-casting of lectures
- A film branch, with filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas of The Midnight Archive
- A rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a cocktail while taking in breathtaking views of industrial Brooklyn and the mighty Gowanus Canal
Images, top to bottom:
- Rendering of the Morbid Anatomy Museum by Architects Robert Kirkbride and Anthony Cohn
- Limited edition signed and number print by Mark Dion, available only as part of this kickstarter!
- Mark Ryden, “Tree of Mystery”An limited edition artwork by Mark Ryden in a beautiful hand-carved wood frame