EXHIBITION “THE HUMAN BODY”
- 22 March - 4 August 2013
A premiere in Romania!
The exhibition includes more than 200 exhibits – real human bodies, who offer, through the dissections of organs and tissues . a unique, three-dimensional and true perspective on what may be found under the skin, on the miracle of the human body and on its functioning.
An event produced by GForce Exhibitions and organized by Events in cooperation with “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History
The exhibition „THE HUMAN BODY” will be opened on the 22nd of March 2013 at “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History where it may be visited until the date of 4 August 2013, every day from Tuesday until Sunday inclusively, between 10:00 – 20:00 hours.
The extraordinary exhibits have already captivated more than 20 million visitors from all over the world, being presented in such cities as: London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bratislava, Budapest, Dublin, Kiev, Lisbon, Madrid, Prague, Turin, Vienna, Oostende.
The exhibition ”The Human Body” intends to change the way in which visitors perceive the human body, giving for the first time to the Romanians a unique chance to look at their body with a surgeon’s eyes and „experiment” a visual foray inside. Last but not least, the purpose of this exposition is that to determine the visitors to show respect to their body and take care of it and as such to give attention to the way they choose to live.
International press about the Exhibition „The Human Body”
- “It is breathtaking, it is terrible and even beautiful” – Irish Times (Ireland)
- “A fascinating voyage inside the human body” – Il Giornao Edelpi emonte (Italy)
- “An impressive exhibition … This unique exhibition meets all expectations” – Comerț Oostende (Belgium)
- “The most visited and controversial exhibition on the planet… A true voyage from science to mystery” – Libero-ul Sri (Italy)
What do the Romanian teachers think of the exhibition “THE HUMAN BODY”
(excerpts from the Impressions Book from Antipa Museum)
- ”Very interesting for everybody. There has been nothing […] that could not be seen by the children.” (prof. D.)
- ”An outstanding experience, absolutely amazing. It is a pity it is not accessible to everybody. Congratulations!” (prof. A.)
- ”This exhibition is an instructive, interesting and well-deserved one. Because it offers the possibility to know the inside of the human body beyond the skin cover. Very many people do not know that their body is a miracle, the superior mind that could create this being that is obviously perfect. We thank to the organizers for this possibility to know ourselves.” (prof. V. P.)
- ”This is what it should be! Because we are tired of ignorance, hypocrisy and the attitude full of negativism towards science. We are looking forward to experiencing similar events in future.” (prof. M. L.)
- ”This what it is created from nothingness! Fantastic! Extraordinary! We should all see that, look at ourselves as we are and be better, more affectionate and more healthy for our children, for the WORLD.” (prof. C.)
- ”…instructive, educative, irreproachable organization, I will come back with my students”. (teacher D.O.)
- ”We have seen something that is truly amazing, both through the offered details and the mastership of this achievement. We would also wish that our future students be able to achieve such things.” (prof. S. T.)
The exhibition ”The Human Body” makes possible for its visitors to make an amazing voyage to nine galleries that present the essential components of human anatomy. „Why do we sneeze?.. Why is that the woman’s hips are larger than those of the man?.. Where could we find the smallest bones in our body? What are the effects of passive smoking on fertility? Which are the strongest muscles, those of the woman or those of the man? What is the role of placenta? Where is the Atlas vertebra in our body? And the Achilles tendon? What is a TC scan? How many times do we breathe, as an average, per minute? Cholesterol, good or bad?” these are only a few of the questions that are to receive an answer while visiting the exhibition ”The Human Body”.
Visitors will be able to see the effects of smoking (they will be able to compare a healthy lung with a severely smoking affected lung), obesity and other diseases caused by the fact that we neglect our body.
The human bodies shown in the exhibition „The Human Body” were donated, as required by the Chinese laws, to Dalian Hoffen Bio-technique Laboratory; they are not claimed and their death was due to natural causes. The institute undergoes researches and develops the plastination technique to preserve human bodies, providing exhibits to the schools of medicine and the museum visitors for educational purpose.
Through plastination, the human tissue is definitely preserved through the treatment with liquid silicone rubber. The final result is a rubberized organ or a human body, that is perfectly preserved up to the cell level and definitively. This technique enables the presentation of the human body in its entire complexity of systems: osseous, muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive etc. The process of transformation of an entire human body to become a plastified exhibit may take more than a year. All the exhibits are treated with maximum care and respect.
4 things you did not know about the exhibition “THE HUMAN BODY”:
- Both the Museum of Oltenia (Craiova), the County Museum of Science from Ploiesti, and the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Cluj requested that the exhibition be prolonged in their own premises. Unfortunately, the sizes of these premises are not sufficient given the exhibition’s ampleness.
- Based on the information gathered by the organizers, the youngest visitor of this exhibition was 2 years old while the oldest was 85 years old.
- Almost 400 schools, both from private and state education system, with teaching classes in the Romanian language or other languages, have brought their students organized in groups to see the exhibition even from its opening and until now.
- According to the data made available through Eventim networks all over the country, more than 62,000 Romanians have visited the exhibition until now; of them, more than 8,000 were students being aged between 7 and 18 years.
Media partners: Radio Guerrila, Şapte Seri, Cocor Media Channel, The Light Cinema, Port.ro, Ziare.com, 220.ro, Peteava.ro.
Partners: Rol.ro, MediaImage.
Tickets may be bought from “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History, at the entry to the exhibition or, in advance, online on www.eventim.ro , or through Eventim network (Germanos, Vodafone, Orange, Domo stores, Humanitas bookshops, Carturesti bookshops). Tickets may also be bought in two monthly instalments, only with CardAvantaj, at Eventim head office in 15 Polonă Street.
The children that are younger than 7 years old will benefit of a free access.
- Tuesday-Friday: 50 lei/person
- Saturday-Sunday: 60 lei/person
Retired people / Students
- Tuesday-Friday: 40 lei/person
- Saturday-Sunday: 50 lei/person
Children (7-18 years old)
- Tuesday-Friday: 32 lei/person
- Saturday-Sunday: 38 lei/person
Groups of more than 10 children
- Tuesday-Friday: 30lei/person
- for students’ classes a reservation is required at the address firstname.lastname@example.org
1 adult + 2 children
- Tuesday-Friday: 85 lei/group
- Saturday-Sunday: 100 lei/group
*2 adults + 1 child *
- Tuesday-Friday: 110 lei/group
- Saturday-Sunday: 120 lei/group
2 adults + 2 children
- Tuesday-Friday: 120 lei/group
- Saturday-Sunday: 135 lei/group
About GForce Exhibitions
GForce Exhibitions, a company that is renowned worldwide, has created until now a great number of itinerant important exhibitions. With a combined experience of more than 50 years, the scope of the team at GForce Exhibitions is to offer a unique experience to the visitors, organizing and presenting innovating exhibitions, that have a powerful educational impact. At international level, the exhibitions produced by the organizers of ”The Human Body” Exhibition have assembled until now a public that exceeds 50 million of visitors.*
15 A Lascar Catargiu Bd., Bucharest, sector 1, Romania
Phone: 021 311 50 63
Fax: 021 311 50 64
Exhibition website: www.thehumanbodyexhibition.ro