Death Salon Soon to Engage the Curious at Mütter Museum

The Death Salon teams up with Mütter Museum to share ideas, artefacts, and a deathly good evening of food and dance
Death Salon banner image featuring text and image of human skull


According to their website, the Death Salon is a collective of “historians, writers, artists, musicians, death professionals, and armchair researchers shining a light on the culture of death denial by engaging with mortality via various media.” The main minds behind this project include Caitlin Doughty (founder of The Order of the Good Death), Sarah Troop and Megan Rosenbloom.

From October 5-6, the Death Salon will join forces with the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia to host two days of talks, artifact-ogling, tours, food, dance and art. The Mütter is one of the world’s great pathological museums, where the public can view 19th century medical implements and learn about how attitudes toward human mortality have shifted since then.


DM:MM features artists and artisans whose work focuses specifically on mortality

Featured experts will speak on topics including: Putting the Rave in Graveyard: Bringing a Cemetery to Life; Hart Island: The World’s Biggest Tax-Funded Cemetery; Los Angelitos: The Rituals and Art of Child Death in Mexico; Dying Trans: Preserving Identity In Death; and Exquisite Corpses: Our Dialog with the Dead in Museums.

Who knew that death could be this interesting?

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