In preparation for the Nov. 30 opening of the 'Animal inside out' exhibit, workers busily drilled, assembled, hauled and unwrapped six semi-trailers-worth of the globe-trotting specimens and their display cases Friday at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton.
That’s how Body Worlds installation director Sven Rosenberger sees live creatures. Now he’s tasked with overseeing more than 100 animals that have been meticulously preserved, dissected and ‘plastinated’ for posterity.
In preparation for next Friday’s opening of the Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out exhibit, workers busily drilled, assembled, hauled and unwrapped six semi-trailers worth of the globe-trotting specimens and their display cases Friday at the Telus World of Science Edmonton.
“The most amazing thing, is you can see what’s underneath,” Rosenberger said. “You will receive a tremendous impression which you can’t find in books, because what you see here is real.”
Body Worlds‘ initial claim to fame 23 years ago was its collection of preserved and dissected human cadavers that both fascinated and shocked exhibition-goers. In 2010, the creators expanded their dissections to animals for a new touring exhibit.