Thursday, April 26, 2018

SAVE THE DATE Vienna Anatomy Weekend with Josephinum & Narrenturm, October 13 and 14, 2018

We are beyond excited to announce our second Vienna Anatomy Weekend in partnership with two of the world's most magnificent medical museums-- the Josephinum, housing a historical collection of 18th century anatomical wax models crafted by Italy's La Specola workshop, and the pathological-anatomical collection housed in an 18th century former madhouse, the Narrenturm.

This special weekend will include exclusive front and back stage tours of these incredible historic collections, along with the opportunity to draw pieces from the collection. It will also include illustrated lectures by Eduard Winter of the Narrenturm, Martina Peters of the Josephinum, Laurens de Rooy of Amsterdam's Vrolik Museum, wax artist Eleanor Crook, and Morbid Anatomy's Joanna Ebenstein, all touching on the intersections of art and medicine, death and culture.

All programs will be in English.

More details to come soon, but you can stay alerted to updates here.

Image: 18th century Anatomical Venus; Alexander Ablogin/Josephinum

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Vesalius Trust Art and Anatomy Tour: Budapest, Vienna and Prague, October 7-18, 2018

I am delighted to announce The Vesalius Trust Art and Anatomy Tour of Budapest, Vienna and Prague taking place October 7-18, 2018!

The trip--organized and hosted by Morbid Anatomy founder Joanna Ebenstein and medical illustrator Marie Dauenheimer--will include guided visits (and often exclusive behind the scenes tours) of some of the most outstanding European medical museums including Budapest's Semmelweis Museum (bottom image), Vienna's Josephinum (top three images) and Narrenturm (images 4-7), and The Prague Medical Museum and the National Medical Library.

It will also include a sunset cruise on the Danube, visits to Budapest's Castle Hill, a stop off in Bratislava, a guided walking tour of Vienna, a visit to the Secession building, as well aa guided tours of Vienna's Albertina Museum and Belvedere Museum, the latter of which is renowned for its collection of works by Klimt and Schiele. There will also be a stop off at the UNESCO world heritage town Český Krumlov and a visit to its Baroque theater--the most completely preserved such theatre in the world--along with a guided walking tour of Prague featuring a visit to its famous 16th-century astronomical clock with an anthropomorphized figure of death

The trip will take place October 7-18, 2018.The tour price--assuming a shared room--is $4,645. This price included all hotels and transportation by deluxe, private motor coach. It also includes breakfast, many lunches, admission to the Morbid Anatomy Vienna Anatomy Weekend, all museum entries, and more. Our founder Joanna Ebenstein and Marie Dauenheimer will also be on hand for the duration of the trip to answer questions and assist.

You can find out more by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email us at morbidanatomy [at]

All images by our founder, Joanna Ebenstein