Contributors: Cat Irving

Mors Mortis Museum is proud to feature Cat Irving who will contribute to the Acquisition, Curation and Conservation of the Dead section of the upcoming Routledge handbook: Museums, Heritage, and Death with her work titled: Conserving the Humanity of Human Remains  Irving became interested in death after a fascination with anatomical structure. “I would walkContinue reading “Contributors: Cat Irving”

Contributors: Laura Anderson Barbata

Mors Mortis Museum is proud to feature Laura Anderson Barbata who will contribute to the Politics and the Dead section of the upcoming Routledge handbook: Museums, Heritage, and Death with her work titled: Julia Pastrana’s Long Journey Home Barbata is a native of Mexico and since her infancy has honored and participated in the annualContinue reading “Contributors: Laura Anderson Barbata”

Contributor: Tia Price

Mors Mortis Museum is proud to feature Dr. Tia Price who has contributed to the Heritage, Tourism, and Death section of the upcoming Routledge handbook: Museums, Heritage, and Death with her work tentatively titled: The Hollywood Museum of Death: The commodification of the maiden, criminal, and the corpse. “The corpse, outside of heritage or anthropology,Continue reading “Contributor: Tia Price”

Announcing Museums, Heritage and Death

We are so pleased to make a big announcement about something we have been working on:  Museums, Heritage, and Death has been accepted for publication as a Routledge Handbook! We are so pleased to be working with approximately 50 contributors on topics from cemetery programs to conservation of human remains and everything in between.  Museums,Continue reading “Announcing Museums, Heritage and Death”

Meet MMM: Katie Clary

This post introduces MMM co-founder Dr. Katie Clary and her entry into death studies as a museum professional. Be on the lookout for more blogs from Dr. Clary and Dr. Biers this summer!  In 2015 I was on the job market after leaving a position of Executive Director of a Historic House Museum in Tennessee, USA.Continue reading “Meet MMM: Katie Clary”

Trauma, Art, Grieving, and Memento Mori

Our inaugural blog comes from artist Charles Clary, who was kind enough to design our MMM logo. Clary recently won the $12,500 People’s Choice 2D award at the regional art competition ArtFields in South Carolina, as well as the Jury Chosen $2,000 Merit Award for his piece “Memento Morididdle.” Follow his recent work on hisContinue reading “Trauma, Art, Grieving, and Memento Mori”

Welcome to MMM!

Welcome to Mors Mortis Museum! Mors Mortis Museum began as an international collaboration between Drs. Trish Biers and Katie Clary in 2017. In 2019 we launched a social media presence, and we plan to continue to grow our collective with blogs, interviews, meet-ups, and workshops or a conference. One of the main purposes of theContinue reading “Welcome to MMM!”

DaCNet: Day 2

By Katie Clary Day 2 of the Death and Culture Network Conference opened with, “Corpses in Cabinets,” my own panel, which included fantastic women scholars from around the world, but also from my home state! Imagine my surprise when I realized the first speaker, Melissa Schrift, was from East Tennessee State University, close to myContinue reading “DaCNet: Day 2”

DaCNet Conference: Day 1

By Katie Clary Night 1 of the conference I headed over to a pub for games and introductions to the DaCNet crew. I knew I was in the right place when I walked in and heard people asking, “Are you here for death??”  I met all kinds of people from all over the world workingContinue reading “DaCNet Conference: Day 1”

Death and Culture Network 2018: A Review

By Katie Clary Last September I had the opportunity to present a paper on Bodies and Display for the Death and Culture II conference at the University of York in the United Kingdom. This was a fantastic opportunity to bring that research to an international audience. While in the UK, I also visited several LondonContinue reading “Death and Culture Network 2018: A Review”