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Body Worlds Exhibition

Travelling exhibition of plastinated human bodies

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  • May 6, 2011
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If there is a way to glorify the dead, this is it! An excellent look into our internal world, literally.


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review by . May 07, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Baring it all (after death)!
Death, it comes to everyone who waits long enough. As much as our personal qualms about it, some of us choose to ignore it while others believe in the eternal soul. I seem to be revolving around this subject matter since the movie Never Let Me Go and my queer dream right after. Nonetheless, I've actually come into contact with the dead long before this. It was many years ago, at the Singapore Science Center, at an exceptionally unique exhibition known as the Body Worlds.      …
review by . May 19, 2009
Body World Exhibition
Picture a dead man standing up erect, striking a godly pose while bathed in light. His arms are positioned in such a way that defy gravity. In fact, to look at him, you'd think that he's alive, but that's just not possible, because you already know that he's dead. You know this because not only is he without skin, but organs are missing or exposed in plain view.  This body is only one of such exposed bodies in the BODY WORLDS Exhibition.    I've attended the exhibition twice: …
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Body Worlds (German title: Körperwelten) is a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal inner anatomical structures. The exhibition's developer and promoter is a German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who invented the plastination technique in the late 1970s at the University of Heidelberg.

Body Worlds was first presented in Tokyo in 1995. Body Worlds exhibitions have since been hosted by more than 50 museums and venues in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Body Worlds 2 & The Brain – Our Three Pound Gem (concerning the brain and nervous system) opened in 2005 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles and is currently at theSan Diego Natural History Museum.

Body Worlds 3 & The Story of the Heart (concerning the cardiovascular system) opened on February 25, 2006, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is currently on tour at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida. On July 9,2009 this show started at the Buffalo Museum of science in Buffalo, New York.

Body Worlds 4 debuted February 22, 2008 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in England and was in the Cureghem Cellars in Brussels until March 2009.

Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time (featuring human ...

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Science, Biology, Human Anatomy, Body Worlds, Gunther Von Hagens, Plastination

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