Body Worlds: A Remarkable Exhibit at Buffalo Museum of Science

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This exhibit is comprised of real people who donated their bodies. Visitors learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies, using an extraordinary process called Plastination, a groundbreaking method for preservation invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977. But don't think you're going to be looking at something that looks like a roomful of cadavers. The poses, mostly the human body in  strenous athletic activity, ballet, skiing, jumping hurdles, lend an unexpected energy in the exhibit. The Buffalo Museum of Science certainly scored a major exhibition when it arranged to host Dr. Gunther von Hagens record breaking Body Worlds. The exhibit, which has toured to sold out crowds all over the world hasn't even been shown in NYC yet. The Artvoice interview with the shows creative designer, Dr. Angelina Whalley should give a little insight into what you'll discover when you see this exhibit. THESE ARE NOT MODELS. 

tags: history historic gallery museum body worlds buffalo museum of science dr.angelina whalley dr. gunther von hagens
credits: Matthew Quinn / Jamie Moses
posted on 07/24/2009


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