Warren Museum reaches new audiences

By , March 30, 2015
Warren Anatomical Museum, 1920s-1940s, Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

Warren Anatomical Museum, 1920s-1940s, Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

Last Friday, Warren Anatomical Museum curator Dominic Hall gave a lecture entitled “Warren Anatomical Museum and the 19th Century American Anatomy Museum” to an engaged and enthusiastic audience at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Hall presented an illustrated talk that discussed the history of the Warren Museum, its placement in the larger Boston 19th-century public, university, and private anatomy museum landscape, and the

Dr. Hallock's Anatomical Museum, ca. 1870, Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library

Dr. Hallock’s Anatomical Museum, ca. 1870, Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library

legal structure in Massachusetts that supported anatomical collecting. The lecture was punctuated with specific examples of anatomical and osteological preparations in the collection. Audience participation was encouraged and the talk was an open discussion on Warren, its evolving future, and the how its story relates to the Morbid Anatomy project.

The Morbid Anatomy Museum is the passion and project of Joanna Ebenstein. The museum and library started as a popular blog and social media community (Facebook; Twitter) and developed into a physical gallery and social space. The museum has an active lecture and workshop schedule in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

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