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Two days ago Bob worked his first shift volunteering at the Bodyworlds 2 Exhibit, explaining the plastination process invented by Dr. Gunter von Hagens of Germany. This pioneering technology makes possible contemporary anatomical exhibits like the three Bodyworlds now touring and the many medical school exhibits which are using his patented process.
Bob had been told that thus far the first session of the day had not sold out so yesterday we were there buying tickets when the Museum opened and spent two hours with this amazing combination of science and art. It is an awe-inspiring, artistic and respectful presentation of the wonders of the human body. Thousands of people have donated their bodies to be used for this process. Museum hours for this exhibit have been extended until 9 p.m. and, if past exhibits are any indication, they will have to open it 24-hours a day for the last month. Because 150 timed tickets have been sold for each 20 minutes, and most people spend between one and two hours in the exhibit, no photography or sketching is allowed inside the exhibit. They do, however, have a plastinated camel and baby outside the hall and I was able to photograph it. (Below)
Go to Bodyworlds and see if any of the exhibits will be near you in the future. If so, do not miss it.
Plastinated Camel and baby with sagital-cut sections of the head and an open abdomen.