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Etrange exposition....

The Body Collected

Publié le jeudi 5 mai 2016, par Dominique Peysson

Je suis tombée sur l’annonce de cette exposition très étrange....

Quelle drôle d’exposition...

J’y serais bien allée, si j’en avais eu le temps et l’argent... Mais bon, c’est à Copenhagen quand même.

Un parti pris que je trouve particulièrement intéressant : celui de l’échelle de taille, qui va en diminuant, du corps dans son ensemble jusqu’aux cellules et au molécules d’ADN...

(Bon, moi, j’ai choisi de travailler sur l’ADN, pas sur le cadavre de bébés siamois...)

Je vous recommande le catalogue de l’exposition.

"The human body has been collected for medical research and teaching during the last few centuries, and body parts have been prepared, preserved and conserved.
The exhibition
The Body Collected presents for the first time a large selection of historical collections of human remains from the 18th century to now. The oldest specimens come from research collections of fetuses, skeletons, bones, organs, and histological samples. The latest arrival are biopsies, cells, and DNA, as preserved in biobank freezers. The collections have switched focus as our understanding of health and disease improved, and as a consequence of technological advances. The exhibition showcases the history of how medicine examines the body.
First, the whole body is shown. Then organs, tissues, cells, and finally molecules. Although modern biomedicine operates at microscopical and molecular levels, it is still access to human material that is the foundation of new knowledge."