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11 November 2005, 04:03 PM

There are some interesting Exhibits concerning Human Anatomy are upcoming in the U.S.:

Body Worlds

Bodies the Exhibition:

Cheers, :)


Dreamy Kid
11 November 2005, 03:23 PM
wow i went to body world last week, for those of you who live in toronto i'm sure you guys know this since the poster is everywhere. anyway it was great !. i was so amazed that everything is real, they remove the skin and everything using a high tech method, i can really see all the muscles under the skin. unfortunately i wasnt able to take photograph, ( well i tried to take a few photographs and planned to post it here since i thought it could be a great reference for you guys, but the security caught me and ask me to delete all the pictures i took, sad - but hey couldnt blame me for trying :scream:, i couldnt resist). They sell the books and all the merchandise there, but i didnt get the book since it was so expensive and most pages only contain information about the process and their technology, but i managed to buy alot of postcard with a high quality photograph. i'll scan them all once i get back from work today , cheers

11 November 2005, 03:28 PM
Sweet, that sounds great! I'm thrilled someone went to see this...I plan on going, but it's not for sure. :)

Thanks for sharing!



11 November 2005, 09:51 PM
I have noticed this exhibit when it was last year ... I think it looks very interesting because you have chance to see what you wouldn't normally see well if you are not medicine student or something like that and since I'am very interested in anatomy I woudn't mind to visit it if it would be anywhere near which is unlikely but anyway thanx for information :).

- Slux

11 November 2005, 10:05 PM
Hmm, well, ironically the show originates in Germany...closer to your neck of the woods... :arteest: ~ do they do the show there? I think this show travels all over the world...

Cheers, :)


11 November 2005, 10:16 PM
;) Yeah I know he is from Germany ... I have heard him speaking and he has very strong german accent .... dunno if it will be in my country, I guess not but who knows ... I haven't noticed any informations where these exhibits will be in future.

- Slux

11 November 2005, 10:20 PM
Hmm, I guess if you were interested in future exhibits (you're right, they haven't announced them yet) you could subscribe to their newsletter here:

Cheers, :)


Dreamy Kid
11 November 2005, 08:27 PM
hi here are the pictures from body world as i promised before, i spent some time this morning to scan them all and upload them to image shack :), i hope you'll find them useful. enjoy:thumbsup: - just in case you are wondering, they are real

Dreamy Kid
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11 November 2005, 09:38 PM
WOW. That's really amazing ~ thanks!! :)



11 November 2005, 09:50 PM
wow cool images. I usually can't handle looking at 'real' images of human body parts (I can cope with the drawings), makes me feel ill, or I faint lol. For some reason though I can handle those images, perhaps it's because they don't look real weird huh?

They are real right?

There's a body museum here in the UK in London (I haven't been to it) I heard it's good though.

Dreamy Kid
11 November 2005, 10:22 PM
no problem, i'm glad you like it. yeap they are real, they look kind of plasticy and dry though, i guess thats why they dont look real

11 November 2005, 10:39 PM
Hey there, did you want to go ahead and create the Beginners' Lounge, or did you want me to do that? :) I'd be happy to ~ let me know what you would like to see there ~ is it a discussion area / place for images / both? I'll be happy to create the thread if you want me to.

Cheers, :)


11 November 2005, 10:43 PM
I heard of one in NYC I forgot the name but I wanted to go look at it.

Dreamy Kid
11 November 2005, 11:53 PM
hi reb, i'd be happy if you start the beginners' lounge thread. it can be a thread for discussion and images , both i suppose. what I'm hoping is, through this "beginner's friendly thread" people can show their work without hesitation and get comments to improve their work, you can even give us some assignment from your workshop and reviews. sometimes it's hard for people( when i said people, its including me ^__^ ) to improve their work if they dont even know what they are lacking off and what need to be fixed and where to start, i'm hoping that we can get some direction instead of learning everything blindly at once. for a starter maybe we can start by posting our recent sketches or works as an ice breaker :). I just hope that beginners do not lack of self confidence and hesitate to show their work and learn - even if they do, at least they can feel comfortable in the beginner's lounge haha, as you said the purpose here is not to show off, it's to improve. thanks reb, can't wait for the thread.

* i'll spend some time this weekend to read reviews and workshop to catch up:D

11 November 2005, 12:00 AM
Beginners' Lounge (

Great suggestion! Done! :)



12 December 2005, 08:08 PM

I just received the following by email:

Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS:
The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

Science Museum of Minnesota to host upper Midwest Debut
of internationally acclaimed BODY WORLDS Exhibit in St. Paul

First-of-its-kind exhibit featuring real human bodies from May 5 through September 4, 2006.

St. Paul marks the fifth stop on the U.S. tour,
following highly successful visits to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia

Tickets for BODY WORLDS will go on sale to the public
on Wednesday, February 1, 2006
-More information below-

St. Paul, MN-This summer, visitors to will experience the human body in all its elegance and complexity. The museum announced that it will host the Upper Midwest debut of Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies from May 5 through September 4, 2006 . This world-renowned exhibit of real human bodies will give Science Museum of Minnesota visitors an unprecedented opportunity to learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies that have been preserved through a remarkable process called Plastination.

Conceived and developed by German anatomist and inventor Dr. Gunther von Hagens, BODY WORLDS is the first exhibition of its kind in the world. It features approximately 200 individual specimens that compare healthy and diseased organs (a healthy lung with that of a smoker, a disease-free liver and one showing cirrhosis, for example), detail the body's complex anatomy and numerous systems-including the locomotive, digestive, nervous, and vascular systems- and even chronicle the development of life in the womb. Up to twenty-five full-body plastinates reveal the true-to-life spatial relationships among organs. Others are authentically posed playing soccer or basketball, pondering a chess move, swimming or running. These dramatic poses inspire wonder and awe in visitors of all ages, allowing them to better understand the interconnectedness of the muscle, organ, and vascular systems.

"BODY WORLDS resonates with people and instills a heightened awareness and consciousness of the body, and a resolve to take care of oneself," says Dr. von Hagens.
Invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977, the Plastination process replaces the natural fluids in the specimen with liquid reactive plastics that are hardened and cured with gas, light, or heat. Before hardening the plastic in the specimens, the plastinates are fixed into extraordinary, lifelike poses, illustrating how our bodies internally respond to everyday movements and activities. Plastination provides the flexibility and strength needed to display and preserve the specimens in their true-to-life form, without the use of glass barriers or formaldehyde.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring BODY WORLDS to Minnesota," remarks Science Museum president Dr. Eric J. Jolly. "At the Science Museum, we know that real, authentic experiences provide the most meaningful learning opportunities, and BODY WORLDS affords us a very memorable and powerful chance to help our visitors build awareness of how our bodies function and how our lifestyle choices affect our good health and well-being.
Adds Mike Day, the Science Museum's Senior Vice President of Museum Enterprises, "Almost 18 million people have seen BODY WORLDS in its travels throughout the world. It's the largest traveling exhibit the Science Museum of Minnesota has ever hosted, and it gives visitors access to the human body that, until now, only medical students and health professionals have had. It's an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to see the body's individual systems and get a better understanding of diseases and illnesses that may affect them or someone they know."
BODY WORLDS is the only anatomical exhibition that relies on the generosity of body donors, individuals who bequeathed that, upon their death, their bodies could be used for educational purposes in the exhibition. The full-body plastinate on display stem from the BODY WORLDS donation program that was established in 1977 at the Institute for Plastination and currently has more than 6,500 registered donors.

BODY WORLDS tickets are timed, so before making a purchase, please select the time and date you plan to visit the museum.
There are three ways to purchase tickets:
- Online at
- Call 651-221-9444
- Visit the Science Museum Box Office

From May 5- Labor Day 2006, the Science Museum's hours will be:
9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday

Admission to the Science Museum and BODY WORLDS is:
$22 for adults
$12.50 for children 4-12
$16 for youth 13-18, students with ID and seniors
Discounts are available for groups, Science Museum members and people with low income.

BODY WORLDS audio guides will be available for rental. Rental is:
$4 per adult
$3 for children and seniors.

Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Find out about BODY WORLDS at the Science Museum of Minnesota:

Dreamy Kid
12 December 2005, 08:42 PM
are you planning to go there bec? i was thinking to the exhebition one more time before it ends next month and this time with my sketch book :scream:

12 December 2005, 08:46 PM
Hehe, the one on the East Coast is much closer to me, as I live near DC. :) But if that is close to you (wouldn't the Philly one be closer to you?) definitely post your sketches! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


Dreamy Kid
12 December 2005, 10:12 PM
i mean i'll go to the one in toronto, they'll have it till february:D


too bad we werent allowed to take picture though, and dont forget to check the booth they usually sell some cool anatomy related books

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