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General Resources


The Mütter Museum

"The Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a nineteenth-century "cabinet museum" setting. 

The goal of the Museum is to help visitors understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease."

The Institute of Human Anatomy

"The Institute of Human Anatomy is a private human cadaver lab that teaches various healthcare professionals with the use of real human cadavers. Our goal is simple: teach as many people as possible about the one thing they carry with themselves for the entirety of their lives — their body."

The Collective for Radical Death Studies

"We are a collective of Scholars, Funeral Directors, Death Work Practitioners, Activists, and Students of Death Studies who view death work as synonymous with anti-racism work, synonymous with actively dismantling oppression, and as a way to validate cultural and social life among marginalized groups.  We are working to achieve the goals of decolonizing death studies in theory and in practice from a variety of angles."

Black Cat Cemetery Preservation

"Based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland, we are a husband and wife archaeological team with a combined 20 years of experience in the heritage sector (archaeology, museums, consulting, etc!). We are excited to focus our passion for preserving the past and spreading awareness of historic spaces. We employ up-to-date stone conservation techniques and operate with a do-no-harm practice. We are dedicated to teaching others about how to lessen their impact on these historic sites through cleaning and repair, and to preserve local heritage."

The Order of the Good Death

"The Order is about making death a part of your life. That means committing to staring down your death fears—whether it be your own death, the death of those you love, the pain of dying, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the above. Accepting that death itself is natural, but the death anxiety and terror of modern culture are not."

Ask a Mortician

"Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, writer, and advocate for funeral industry reform. In 2011 she founded the non-profit The Order of the Good Death, which spawned the death positive movement and is working to legalize human composting and aquamation in all fifty states. Her educational documentaries as "Ask a Mortician" have been viewed over 250 million times and all three of her books– Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, From Here to Eternity, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?– were New York Times bestsellers. She founded a Los Angeles funeral home, Clarity Funerals, and currently lives in upstate New York."

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