Brno successfully managed to organized the world-successful exhibition Body Worlds - Cycle of Life, which will run in Hall C of the Brno Exhibition Grounds. It will open its gates to visitors on September 24. The exhibition demonstrates the cycle of human life on fascinating full-body exhibits from the European workshop of the German inventor of plastination Gunther von Hagens.
Visitors will get acquainted with the functioning of the human body in an engaging way, and they'll also have a chance to learn the basics of first aid under professional guidance.
A practical demonstration of the cycle of life
The exhibition will lead its visitors through the cycle of human life from conception, through birth, growth, adulthood and old age to death. The exhibition shows the human body in every detail on purely European exhibits. From skin through muscles and skeleton to the nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system and all organs of the human body. Specially trained medical students will guide the visitors through the exhibition. The exhibition includes practical first aid training, a panel on how to properly contact the emergency line and how to behave in life-threatening situations such as a car accident, accident or fire.
"We believe that after the complicated end of last school year, both the teachers and parents will welcome an exhibition where children will learn, understand and practice more about the human body in two hours than they would have in many hours spent at school,"
points out Květa Havelková from the organizing company JVS GROUP.
The exhibition literally pulls visitors into an active exploration of their own body. A special installation, the "anatomical mirror", will enable them to see the placement of the organs inside their own body.
The Body Worlds exhibition places special emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, drawing attention not only to the risks caused by smoking, but also to obesity, diabetes and other diseases of civilization. The blackened lungs of a smoker, or a body with layers of subcutaneous and inter-organ fat serve as a cautionary tale.
"The exhibition, which has already been seen by 50 million people worldwide, is a celebration of the human body. It helps visitors discover how their body actually works. At the same time, it opens up taboo topics such as aging and death, inspiring visitors to take a healthier and more responsible approach to their lives,”
Květa Havelková said about the exhibition on behalf of the organizing agency JVS Group.
The exhibition will change you
The Body Worlds exhibition changes human lives. There are long-term surveys being held around the world, which show that almost 90% of visitors have learned new information about the human body at the exhibition and 68% of visitors changed their lifestyle towards healthier eating and more intense exercise after seeing the exhibition. Almost 80% of visitors said that after seeing the exhibition, they felt a deep respect for the miracle of the human body.
Since its launch in 1995, the exhibition has been seen by more than 50 million people in 140 cities around the world.
It is based on a reliable donor program, where donors explicitly request that their bodies be used for public display after death. Currently over 19,000 donors are registered, most of them from Germany.
The main motivation for donating one's body for scientific purposes is the wish to donate one's body for a good purpose, fascination by plastination or the desire to be preserved for future generations.