Everything you would like to know about the Body Worlds exhibition that will open its doors from September 24
His exhibits Body worlds, are coming to Athens for the first time, from September 24, 2021.
Feature of this special exhibition that will be hosted at Hellenic World Cultural Center, is that it has real human bodies preserved through “lamination”, a method of preserving body tissue invented in the 1970s. The anatomy and lamination of an entire body requires 1,500 working hours and usually needed at least one year to complete.
BODIES OF THE BODY
This is one of the most successful exhibitions presented in the world. The exhibits debuted in Tokyo in 1995, attracting more than 50 young athletes to more than 140 cities, in America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
He is the spiritual child of Gunther von Hagens, a German physician, famous for his pioneering work in the preservation of the body, as well as his videotaped autopsies.
When appearing in public, Gunther von Hagens always wears a black republican – a reference to the hat he feared in Rembrandt’s 1632 painting, Dr. Nicolas Tulp’s Anatomy Lesson.
Gunther von Hagens, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, has revealed that he wants his body to be plasticized and added to the exposure when he dies.
He used part of this great exhibition for the shooting of the film James Bond Casino Royal starring him Daniel Craig
Mission of the Report
The primary goal of the creators of the exhibition, Dr. Angelina Whalley and Dr. Gunther von Hagens, is the prevention and care of human healthThe BODY WORLDS exhibitions are designed to educate the public on the internal functions of the human body and show the effects of a healthy and unhealthy lifestyleAimed primarily at a simple audience, the reports aim to inspire patients to realize the fragility of their body and recognize her anatomical atomic beauty of each. The report aims: to enhance the sense of individual health, to show the possibilities and limits of the body, to raise the question of the meaning of life
Each BODY WORLDS report contains real human specimens, included whole plasticized fascinating bodies, and individual instruments, organ formations, blood vessels and transparent slices of bodyThe lamination leads the visitor on an exciting journey under the skin. Provides a broad picture of anatomy and physiology of the human bodyIn addition to organ functions, common diseases are easily described, comparing healthy and affected organs.
They show the long-term impact of diseases and addictions, such as the consumption of tobacco or alcohol and demonstrate it mechanical mode of operation of artificial knee or hip jointsThe individual samples are for the comparison of healthy and diseased organs, that is, a healthy spirit with this smoker, in order to suggest to him the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The plasticized bodies, with the image of living organisms, depict the positions of these organs inside the human body.
The reactions of the visitors
Patient surveys, conducted in many cities and countries, demonstrate the positive effects that a BODY WORLDS report has had on them.
Evaluation of individual aspects of the report:
The 87% of visitors said he knew more about the human body after their visit to the exhibition.
The 56% he stated that he began to think more about life and death.
The 79% felt “deep reverence” for the miracle of the human body.
The 68% left the exhibition with a valuable motivation for a healthier lifestyle.
The 47% of visitors reported that his body was more appreciated after seeing the exhibition.
Personal implications of the report:
The 68% of respondents decided to pay more attention to his physical health in the future.
The 23% respondents were more willing to donate organs after seeing the report.
The 22% of visitors could well have imagined donating his body for lamination after death.
The 32% he said after seeing the report that it would be easier to agree “to open his body (for autopsy) to determine the cause of death”.
The 74% will continue to deal with the experience and knowledge gained from the exhibitions for quite some time.
A follow-up survey of visitors to Vienna six months after the end of the exhibition clearly showed that a significant proportion of visitors really changed their behavior patterns to live a healthier life!
The 9% of visitors stated that he had smoked less and consumed less alcohol.
The 33% followed by a healthier diet.
The 25% engaged in more sports activities.
The 14% became more aware of his body.
Professor Ernst-D. Lantermann of the University of Kassel in Germany recorded this research, conducted it and validated it in many cities.
It is pointed out that the most important thing for the organizers is to ensure the precautionary measures by Covid -19 so in addition to the measures to be taken under a government directive, in addition there will be special daily ozone disinfection.
“HELLENIC WORLD” Cultural Center
Piraeus 254, Taurus
T. 21 22 54 5000
Exhibition period 24/9/21 to 9/1/22
Opening hours daily 10:00 – 20:00
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