Yes there is such a thing and not only that it is fittingly in the premises of Proteus Gowanis, an organization that works to deepen the community’s sense of context and place.
Death is undoubtedly a very real thing and not imaginary but for all the direct attention we pay to it could well be something that isn’t there in many ways.
Here in the Morbid Anatomy Library you can sink yourself into death, what people have written about it, the rituals of death and how people have attempted to react to, ward off and discover what it is about.
Watch the video, the purpose of this library is explained very well by Joanna Ebenstein whose collection of curiosities forms a large part of the Library.
If you want to visit it is open to the public on Saturdays between 2-6pm. Located in Brooklyn you can find out all the details by going here Morbid Anatomy Library.
The Library allows people to just look as a matter of curiosity or to delve much deeper if they so wish. It is a fascinating corner of New York and a stunning example of how rich New York is in its people and what they offer to us all. LIKE how New York encourages curiosity about all things.