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Feb 3, 2009
Real Name
Joanna Ebenstein
About My Library
The Morbid Anatomy Library is a artist's project in the form of a research library and private museum in Brooklyn, New York. It is committed to celebrating and providing materials dedicated to the places where death and beauty intersect. The library is open only by appointment; appointments can be made by emailing morbidanatomy[at]

The library makes available a collection of curiosities, books, photographs, artworks, 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.

We gratefully accept donations to the library holdings; donations are tax deductable and you can send them to the mailing address below. To find out more, to make an appointment, or for general inquiries or comments, please email morbidanatomy[at]

Visiting Address:
543 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
••• Buzzer 1E (or enter via Proteus Gowanus Gallery)
Click here to view map.

Mailing Address:
Joanna Ebenstein
c/o Morbid Anatomy Library
543 Union Street #1E
Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Morbid Anatomy Library is a project-in-residence of Proteus Gowanus Gallery and Reading Room about which you can find out more by clicking here.
About Me
My name is Joanna Ebenstein; I am an artist and independent scholar, and founder and keeper of the Morbid Anatomy Blog and Library.
Brooklyn, New York
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