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Tufunga lalava. "Art and science as rooms of investigation of beauty and truth."
Many animals have been frozen in motion, allowing people to see just how their bodies work. Exhibition curator, Dr Angelina Whalley, from the Institute for Plastination, says she hopes that people will leave the exhibition with a new "respect for nature and for science".
Gunther von Hagens
That's not coral -- but a true-to life model of the human vascular system. This series of veins have been plastinated using a method developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the scientist behind the often controversial Body Worlds exhibits. A liquid plastic gets injected into the blood stream. When it hardens, scientists can study the system as it is in the human body.
Our body. Our World: The Body Worlds Exhibition
'the plastinarium of dr. von hagens' - daniel engber, 2013 [wired article; the mortality of gunter von hagens and his plastinarium; link to slideshow of images]
Expo Körperwelten "Art Anatomique" du Pr Gunther Von Hagens , abattoirs de Bruxelles, 2001-2002