Where is BODY WORLDS now?
BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life will open at the Museum of Science, Boston on June 16, 2019 and will remain on exhibit through January 5, 2020.
Where is BODY WORLDS right now?
BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life at the Houston Museum of Natural Science delivers a breathtaking encounter with the inner workings of the human body and shows the effects of poor health, good health, and lifestyle choices.
Are bodies exhibit bodies real?
Containing about twenty bodies in total, each exhibition uses real human bodies that have been preserved permanently by a process called “polymer preservation” (commonly referred to as “plastination”) so that they will not decay.
What is Gunther von Hagens doing now?
Opened a series of BODY WORLDS permanent exhibitions in Berlin, Amsterdam, Heidelberg and London. To this day, Gunther von Hagens is involved in a large number of projects, in particular the further development and perfection of plastination, special plastics and process engineering.
Why is the von Hagens exhibition controversial?
People holding certain moral, religious, and political views have criticized the exhibition as being disrespectful and demeaning to human life. Dr. von Hagens doesn’t appear to be fazed too much by these controversies; he has successfully defended his stance and his exhibits in court on several occasions.
Did von Hagens get bodies from China?
In 2004, according to a report by Der Spiegel, Dr. von Hagens obtained some bodies from Chinese and Kyrgyz authorities and these bodies were those of executed Chinese prisoners and dead patients from Kyrgyz hospitals.
What is the Body Worlds exhibit?
The Body Worlds exhibits by Dr. Gunther von Hagens is a famously controversial exhibition that straddles art and anatomy. If you have ever wondered what the human body looks like from the inside and how the different bones, muscles, arteries, and inner organs look in different positions, this is the exhibition that will enlighten you.