New York City is home to all sorts of museums, with art and history being the two things most often showcased inside of them. The Morbid Anatomy Museum will have both of these things... with a whole lot of the macabre, the strange and the twisted thrown into the mix.
Joanna Ebenstein (above) is the woman behind the Museum, her fascination with all things morbid beginning in 2005, when she visited and photographed medical museums in Europe. From there, Ebenstein started the Morbid Anatomy blog, and soon realized that thousands of other people shared in her interests, which led to her opening Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy LIbrary in 2008. Now 42-years-old, her massive collection includes everything from taxidermied animals to creepy old medical photos, and the library has for the last several years provided her a place to show off her unique valuables.
As we spotted over on the Wall Street Journal, the library will be expanded into a full-on museum come April, inside Brooklyn's Proteus Gowanus gallery. The 4,200 square-foot space will span three floors, and it will include thousands of interesting curiosities, as well as an exhibition space, lecture areas, a gift shop and even a cafe. "You're not going to go to the Met and see what we're planning on showing you," says the museum's chief executive.
For now, you can virtually browse Ebenstein's collection over on her Morbid Anatomy blog.