We already published in February an article about the Human Body Exhibition (http://www.malagaweb.com/blog/costa-del-sol/activities-369/ ), whose opening has been delayed a month and which will open its doors in Marbella finally from June 15 to September 15 at the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses.
The exhibition shows real human bodies that have been preserved by a chemical process called Plastination that enables insight into the functioning of the human body. The Human Body Exhibition has about 200 “pieces” of whole human bodies and partial sections to show for example the harmful effects of smoking or obesity.
Each of the nine rooms in The Human Body exhibition focuses on a specific body system and the levels of information have been carefully targeted to visitors of all ages and educational levels, from primary school to medical school.
The exhibition is provided by laboratories Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique and is not without controversy: The Plastination process was invented in the 70’s by the German doctor Gunther von Hagens. Due to the public furor that caused his Body Worlds exhibition, he moved his activities to China; Sui Hongjin, the man in charge of laboratories Hoffen Dalian Bio-Technique, is a disciple of von Hagens. Since 2004, there are reports of the media that were used the bodies of execution victims for Plastinations, while Sui Hongjin states that he receives the bodies legally. The controversy is served. You decide for yourself.
Tickets can be purchased at www.codetickets.com, the exhibition website www.thehumanbodymarbella.es and the ticket office of the Palacio de Congresos de Marbella.
How to get to the Marbella Congress centre: The Palacio de Ferias, Congresos y Exposiciones de Marbella is located in the city centre, only a few metres from the Avenida Ricardo Soriano, the national road N-340.