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Body Worlds Exhibition: The Happiness Project @ Amsterdam

The happiness project, placed in the centre of Amsterdam is a permanent exhibition. Gunther von Hagens decided to open this a permanent Body Worlds exhibition after the success of earlier travelling exhibitions.   159 more words


Odyssey under the Skin

The automatic door opens as I sweep into the special exhibitions hall on the fourth floor of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Inside, a giant squid… 829 more words


The Horror of Pompeii - Plaster Casts and Photography

I was surprised to be upset by the plaster casts of victims at Pompeii.

I have excavated human remains before, and was not bothered by it, but the plaster casts were upsettingly evocative. 807 more words


Psychology of Museums

Recently I’ve been thinking about the psychology of museums- how do people react to controversial exhibitions? How do visitors learn about and interact with the exhibits? 271 more words