Journalists are invited to preview BODY WORLDS Vital, a unique and compelling study of healthy living and disease prevention, featuring authentic donated human bodies.
BODY WORLDS Vital
is a specially curated collection of key specimens designed to show visitors the essentials for human health and wellness. The exhibition is made up of whole body plastinates and a large arrangement of individual organs, organ and arterial configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the human body functions.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
Dr. Angelina Whalley, creative and conceptual designer of Body Worlds and director of the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany
Peter Friess, president of The Tech Museum
Dan Fenton, CEO Team San Jose
The Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose
11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 (Reporters are encouraged to arrive 30 mins early to tour exhibition)
Using multi-media installations as a backdrop, the exhibit shows the body in disease and distress by comparing healthy bodies to bodies that have succumbed to a host of illnesses and medical conditions. The exhibition was developed specifically for the American audience to educate people on common diseases and preventive care, and to encourage them toward wellness.
BODY WORLDS Vital
is the latest chapter in the HUMAN SAGA project - a series of curated museum blockbusters that began with exploration of the brain and neuroscience, cardiology and the heart, human development and longevity and aging.
Media are invited to download high-resolution images
at the BODY WORLDS
online picture database.
Contacts: Roqua Montez,
Director of Public Relations
The Tech Museum
Director of Communications
Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS
About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the Spirit of Silicon Valley by providing science and technology experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought and inspire action.
About BODY WORLDS
Created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, BODY WORLDS
is the culmination of the German scientist and physician's more than 35-year career in anatomy. More than 32 million people around the world have experienced the BODY WORLDS exhibitions. BODY WORLDS exhibitions are the only exhibitions rely on an established body donation program. To date, more than 12,000 donors around the world have bequeathed their bodies to Dr. von Hagens Institute for Plastination after death.