The Morbid Anatomy Library

Founded in 2008, The Morbid Anatomy Library is a part of The Morbid Anatomy Museum. It is a research library and collection making available thousands of books, photographs, artworks, pieces of ephemera, and artifacts relating to medical museums, anatomical art, collectors and collecting, cabinets of curiosity, the history of medicine, death and society, natural history, arcane media, and curiosity and curiosities broadly considered. The Morbid Anatomy Library's current Scholars in Residence are Evan Michelson of Obscura Antiques and Oddities and the Science Channel's "Oddities" and writer and researcher Salvador Olguín whose area of expertise is death in Mexico.

If you would like to know more about the library, and to get sense of its contents, you can read about it in Vogue UK, CNN, Newsweek, Time Out New York, and The Huffington Post (amongst many others)and watch videos about it produced by Fox NewsNewsweek, Rocketboom Media, Create Culture, and WPIX's Toni On! New York. You can also view an illustrated lecture about the library by clicking here.

We gratefully accept donations to the library holdings; donations are tax deductable and you can send them to the mailing address below. The Library is available free of charge to researchers. Email laetitia [at] for more.

Mailing Address:
Joanna Ebenstein
c/o Morbid Anatomy Library
424A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215