Monday, December 19, 2016

RIP MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM

We regret very much to inform you that our most recent project--the Morbid Anatomy Museum--has ceased operations.

We are incredibly grateful to the many people--presenters, enthusiasts, teachers, visitors, contributors, collectors, donors, board members and more--who made up this wonderful community dedicated to the celebration of artifacts, histories and ideas that fall between the cracks of high and low culture. We look forward to seeing how our many friends and collaborators will continue to explore their interests now that the Museum has closed.

Over the past two and a half years, we have worked hard to create a museum unlike any other, and to support a community that values our distinctive exhibitions, lecture series, and workshops. We are proud of the unique, award winning and critically acclaimed work we have done. Good press, however--as we have learned--does not pay the rent. Our institution was made possible by an incredible investment from our co-founder and a dedicated group of early supporters, but we were sadly unable to develop the broad support from our audience and from grants, gifts, and other sponsorship that is necessary for sustainability.

So again, many, many thanks to all of you--our friends, collaborators, and stakeholders--for believing in us, and for your support of so many kinds. 

More to come!
Your friends at Morbid Anatomy

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

:( please find a way to keep all of the artifacts (lectures,etc.) available.

Amanda said...

So disappointed to hear the museum is closing. I have never had the chance to visit, and it sounds like I won't get a chance. I appreciate everyone's hard work, knowledge and expertise, and effort. I hope everyone finds a good new beginning.

Enric H. March said...

Joanna, this is a very sad news.

Natural Death Centre charity said...

This is such sad news and no doubt a difficult decision. The Morbid Anatomy Museum has been a shining light. We’re thinking of you all from over here in old blighty. from The Natural Death Centre charity.

CynicalPink said...

Consider moving to San Francisco, or Los Angeles - there is a lot of interest in curiosities and oddities on the West Coast.

CynicalPink said...

Come out to the West Coast! San Francisco or LA would be a great home to the museum.

I'm sad to learn that the museum opened and closed before I had a chance to learn of its existence.