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Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum is shrine to macabre

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Museums hold many different kinds of treasures, from the historical, to the beautiful, and now the morbid. A museum dedicated to all things macabre has opened: if it's dead, stuffed or embalmed you'll find it at the new Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn.

"We're dedicated to forgotten history...things that museums don't really show or people aren't talking about today," says Joanna Ebenstein, creative director of the museum. 

Like something out of Norman Bates's wildest fantasies, the three story space is filled with taxidermy, skulls, wet specimens in jars, and macabre wall art. 

The current exhibit on display is called the "Art of Mourning" to commemorate the dead and artifacts such as a wreath made of human hair are on display. 

"It's about the kind of folk arts and commercial arts related to mourning that existed before our own time," says Ebenstein, who says many people are curious with this off-beat collection.

You can continue your exploration of mortality in the bookstore downstairs or with a hands-on taxidermy workshop.

The museum hopes to turn our fear of death into fascination. Admission fee is $10 and the museum is open from noon to 6pm everyday except for Tuesdays. 
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