Gunther von Hagens and Angelina Whalley create exhibitions of plastinated anatomical specimens
- By: Toby Reynolds
AW—We have a new exhibition in Body Worlds and The Mirror of Time that is an adjunct to the regular exhibit, referring to how the human body develops over time; what happens when we age; and first and foremost, what we can do to maintain our health and good body condition when we are getting older. It is the story of life, as they say.
It is made up of the full Body Worlds experience, with exhibits from all organ systems—fetal development, the locomotor system, the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and the reproductive organs. Because the ageing process affects all our body systems, this runs like a thread through all these topics. The exhibition contains about 200 specimens. There are 20 full body specimens, including animal specimens.
AW—I think anatomy also opens up a great opportunity if you are interested, and this is something that you see when you