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Morbid Anatomy Library

A macabre oasis in the sprawl of New York City: The Morbid Anatomy private collection and research library

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The Morbid Anatomy Library is a research library and private collection available to the interested public. The library 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.

The Library is curated and run by Joanna Ebenstein, who also runs the Morbid Anatomy blog, which explores similar topics. You can find out more about the Morbid Anatomy Library here

  • Address
    543 Union Street, #1E, New York, 11215, United States
  • Cost
    Free
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Map/Directions
Enter The Morbid Anatomy Library via Proteus Gowanus Gallery R or M train to Union Street in Brooklyn: Walk two long blocks on Union (towards the Gowanus Canal) to Nevins Street. 543 Union Street is the large red brick building on right. Go right on Nevins and left down alley through large black gates. Gallery is the second door on the left. F or G train to Carroll Street: Walk one block to Union. Turn right, walk two long blocks on Union towards the Gowanus Canal, cross the bridge, take left on Nevins, go down the alley to the second door on the left.
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