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2014

January 29, 2014—AWE-INSPIRING EXHIBITION HEADING TO NEWCASTLE FOR UK FIRST 

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2013

December 12, 2013—BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project on from January - Happiness and anatomy in the heart of Amsterdam

October 21, 2013—Anatomist Gunther von Hagens Honored by Worldwide Science Museum Community

September 3, 2013—Back by popular public demand: BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life heads to … Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit (The Paddocks), Midrand, Gauteng 12 September – 24 November 2013

July 2013—CEASE & DESIST LEGAL DOCUMENT FROM Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS TO NOW THIS NEWS

July 29, 2013—PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER TRAVELING EXHIBITION
ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, A BODY WORLDS PRODUCTION - Exhibition opens Sept. 22 for a limited engagement

July 25, 2013–BODY WORLDS ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER PERMANENT HOME IN NEW YORK CITY AT DISCOVERY TIMES SQUARE - Body Worlds’ “Rearing Horse with Rider” Unveiled in Times Square Ahead of Permanent Display

March 21, 2013–TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE - EDMONTON TO HOST CANADIAN DEBUT OF NEW BODY WORLDS & THE CYCLE OF LIFE EXHIBITION 

April 5, 2013–TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DISCOVERY TIMES SQUARE’S BODY WORLDS:  PULSE OPENING APRIL 26TH IN NEW YORK CITY

February 22, 2013—Discovery Times Square to Premiere BODY WORLDS: PULSE This Spring

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2012

November 27, 2012—SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA TO WELCOME NEW BODY WORLDS & THE CYCLE OF LIFE EXHIBITION - Special presentation focusing on human life cycle opens January 18, 2013

November 13, 2012—Kentucky Science Center announces BODY WORLDS Vital - Renowned exhibit of plastinated human specimens to open January 20, 2013 

September 25, 2012—AFRICAN PREMIĒRE BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life in Cape Town

August 22, 2012—Cease and Desist Demand To Chinese Media for False Reporting

August 16, 2012—The History of Our Body Donation Program

August 15, 2012—CORRECTION: Statement from the Organizers of Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Exhibitions (English & Chinese)

July 11, 2012—OLYMPIC DREAMS - Creating a Path to Health, Wellness & Adventure

April 25, 2012—SCIENCE NORTH CELEBRATES THE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF BODY WORLDS VITAL - BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBITION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON APRIL 28TH 

March 30, 2012—Spectacular BODY WORLDS Vital Draws To a Close April 15

March 14, 2012— State Museum Brings Vital Health Fair March 24

February 17, 2012—S. C. State Museum Announces BODY WORLDS Vital College Week Winners

January 23, 2012—State Museum Launches BODY WORLDS Vital CollegeWeek Competition

January 9, 2012—BODY WORLDS Vital Drawing Crowds to State Museum

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2011

November 15, 2011 - Museum Excited by Opening of BODY WORLDS Vital

November 10, 2011 - CANADIAN PREMIERE OF BODY WORLDS VITAL AT SCIENCE NORTH! ee the exhibit that will change the way you look at life!Opens April 25, 2012.

September 14, 2011 - Pacific Northwest Debut of All-New BODY WORLDS Exhibition at OMSI - Limited Time Offer Pre-Purchase Savings Incentiv exhibit Opens October 20, 2011

April 12, 2011 - SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA TO HOST MIDWEST PREMIERE OF GUNTHER VON HAGENS’ BODY WORLDS VITAL TRAVELING EXHIBITION

April 1, 2011 -  SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER TO HOST ALL-NEW BODY WORLDS & THE BRAIN EXHIBITION

January 4, 2011 - BODY WORLDS & THE CYCLE OF LIFE EXHIBIT TO MAKE U.S. PREMIEREAT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO

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2010

October 25, 2010 - World premiere of BODY WORLDS Vital to be unveiled at The Tech Museum - Healthy living, disease prevention is the focus of new exhibition

June 24, 2010—BODY WORLDS Extends Run in Denver through August 15  - Denver Museum of Nature & Science will host popular exhibition for additional four weeks

June 4, 2010—All new BODY WORLDS in Vancouver opening September 16, 2010 - Science World to host BODY WORLDS & The Brain at TELUS World of Science

April 1, 2010—Lawsuit in China Against Anatomist, Gunther von Hagens Questions American News Gathering, Confuses Civil Law

February 22, 2010, Heidelberg, Germany—Institute for Plastination Response to Bishop Fred Henry's Calgary Herald Op-Ed, Feb 22, 2010

February 22, 2010, Heidelberg, Germany—Institute for Plastination responds to National Catholic Bioethics Center article by Jody Silliker, Feb 2010

February 8, 2010, Calgary, Alberta, Canada—Internationally recognized BODY WORLDS & The Brain exhibition making Canadian debut in Calgary

January 13, 2010, Philadelphia, PA—The Franklin Institute Extends Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain Through April 2010

January 8, 2010, Toronto, Canada—BODY WORLDS UNVEILS THE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE HOCKEY COUPLE AND BROWN BEAR PLASTINATES AT THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

January 7, 2010, Denver USA—BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart Opens at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on March 12, 2010

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2009

December 8, 2009, Denver, USA—Denver Museum of Nature & Science to Host All-New BODY WORLDS Exhibition

July 21, 2009, Los Angeles, USA—BODY WORLDS anatomical exhibitions of donors bodies receives 28 millionth visitor

June 22. 2009, Toronto, Canada—The Ontario Science Centre to host BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart

May 20, 2009, BUFFALO, NY—BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE TO HOST MOST SUCCESSFUL TRAVELING EXHIBIT EVER BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart Opens July 9

April 21, 2009, Heidelberg, Germany—GUNTHER VON HAGENS’ BODY WORLDS AND KÖRPERWELTEN – NOT AFFILIATED WITH PARIS COPYCAT DISPLAY

 March 26, 2009, Los Angeles, CA—BODY WORLDS in Haifa: A Scientific, Spiritual Experience for those who choose to see it

March 15, 2009—Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS, The Original—The most talked about exhibition in the world, for the first time in Israel

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2008

December 1, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT—BODY WORLDS 3 Enters Final Weeks

November 24, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT—BODY WORLDS Inspires Salt Lake City Resident to Donate Body

November 12, 2008, Tampa, FL—MOSI announces Ticket Sales for the Florida Debut of Dr. Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart

November 6, 2008, San Diego, CA—Tickets Available Now for Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain—Our Three Pound Gem: The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

October 23, 2008, London, UK—Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Mirror of Time Opens at London’s O2

July 30, 2008, Houston—Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 2 & The BRAIN – Our Three Pound Gem—An All New Exhibition on the Brain and its mysteries

June 12, 2008, MANCHESTER, UK—BODY WORLDS 4 A RUNAWAY SUCCESS -World’s most popular exhibition extended in Manchester until 17th August to accommodate demand

June 10, 2008, Los Angeles, CA—NORTH AMERICAN DONORS TO BODY WORLDS ANATOMICAL EXHIBITIONS CONVERGE IN LOS ANGELES TO MEET SCIENTIST, GUNTHER VON HAGENS &  DISCUSS THEIR POST-MORTAL LIVES

June 9, 2008—Los Angeles, CA—GUNTHER VON HAGENS’ BODY WORLDS EXHIBITIONS WELCOME SPECIMENS FROM WORLD’S FIRST LIVING BODY DONOR FOR PLASTINATION

June 4, 2008, London, UK—BODY WORLDS & the Mirror of Time to Premiere at The O2 in Autumn 2008

June 4, 2008, SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Leonardo to bring BODY WORLDS 3

June 3, 2008, Los Angeles, CA—BODY WORLDS 3 at the California Science Center Announces International Unveiling of 16-foot Giraffe Specimen

June 2, 2008, Heidelberg, Germany—KÖRPERWELTEN: The Trailblazing Anatomical Exhibition Returns to Brussels with a Complete New Presentation

June 2, 2008, Heidelberg, Germany—BODY WORLDS, GUNTHER VON HAGENS’ ORIGINAL EXHIBITIONS OF DONOR BODIES NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH COPYCAT DISPLAYS THAT USE UNCLAIMED AND FOUND BODIES FROM CHINA

June 2, 2008, MILWAUKEE, USA—BODY WORLDS Surpasses Museum Expectations—Exhibition Attendance at Milwaukee Public Museum Tops 338,500

May 16, 2008, Heidelberg, Germany—Correction of Erroneous Reporting in The Record

May 8, 2008, Manchester, UK—Dr. Gunther von Hagens Presents First Ever UK Lecture

April 28, 2008, Heidelberg, Germany—GUNTHER VON HAGENS’ BODY WORLDS EXHIBITIONS MARK 25th MILLION VISITOR MILESTONE

April 4, 2008, Los Angeles, CA—California Science Center Welcomes 1-Millionth BODY WORLDS Visitor

February 21, 2008, Mancheste, UK—BODY WORLDS 4 KICKS OFF WITH A SPORTING THEME

February 18,2008, Heidelberg, Germany—SPECIMENS IN BODY WORLDS EXHIBITIONS STEM FROM GERMAN BODY DONATION PROGRAM 

February 7, 2008, EDMONTON, ALBERTA—Edmonton attracts major milestone exhibition—TELUS World of Science hosts Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 1 The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

February 5, 2008, Heidelberg, Germany—ANATOMIST DR. GUNTHER VON HAGENS CLARIFIES: PLASTINATES NOT FOR SALE

Heidelberg, Germany, February 5, 2008— THE INSTITUTE FOR PLASTINATION RESPONDS TO THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER’S MEDIA BLITZ, ASSERTIONS, AND ALLEGATIONS ABOUT BODY WORLDS ANATOMICAL EXHIBITION COMING TO MANCHESTER

January 22, 2008, San Jose, CA—Museum Open Around the Clock—BODY WORLDS 2 and The Tech host 40 hour marathon!

January 15, 2008, San Jose, CA—Hours Extended at The Tech for BODY WORLDS 2 & The Three Pound Gem

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2007

December 18, 2007, ST. LOUIS— BODY WORLDS 3 AT THE SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER UNVEILS INSTALLATION OF REAL ADULT & BABY CAMEL PLASTINATES

December 14, 2007, Los Angeles, CA—California Premiere of Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 3 & The Story of the Heart

December 14, 2007, ST. LOUIS—AMERICAN RED CROSS TO CONDUCT BLOOD DRIVES AT SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER IN CONJUNCTION WITH BODY WORLDS 3 

December 6, 2007, Manchester, UK—BODY WORLDS returns to Europe with new UK exhibition

November 26, 2007, ST. LOUIS—TRAVELERS AT LAMBERT-ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ET A SNEAK PREVIEW OF BODY WORLDS 3 EXHIBITION

November 20, 2007, Heidelberg, Germany—GUNTHER VON HAGENS, ANATOMIST AND PIONEER OF ANATOMICAL EXHIBITIONS, NOT INVOLVED WITH BARCELONA CADAVER DISPLAY.

November 13, 2007, St. Louis—BODY WORLDS 3 KICKS OFF LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH ON NOVEMBER 15 WITH LAUNCH OF ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGNS

October 31, 2007, ST. LOUIS—BODY WORLDS 3 PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION AND MERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOR ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGNS

October 1, 2007 PORTLAND—OMSI TO REMAIN OPEN 24 HOURS FOR FINAL DAYS OF  BODY WORLDS 3 EXHIBIT

September 25, 2007 CHARLOTTE—Discovery Place Extends BODY WORLDS  through January 6, 2008 Extension of anatomical exhibition offers students and educators  unique supplement to classroom curriculum

September 17, 2007 Montreal—At the Montreal Science Centre: Over 372 000 visitors! BODY WORLDS 2: beyond successful!

July 27, 2007 Heidelberg, Germany— Statement by Plastinator Gunther von Hagens, concerning his vindication in the charge of misuse of titles

June 29, 2007, Milwaukee—Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies Coming to MPM, January 2008

June 26, 2007, HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—ANATOMIST DR. GUNTHER VON HAGENS AND BODY WORLDS DESIGNER, DR. ANGELINA WHALLEY ANNOUNCE "THE HUMAN SAGA," A NEW SERIES OF MUSEUM HEALTH EXHIBITS

June 5, 2007, SAN JOSE, CA—The Tech Museum of Innovation Hosts First Northern California Showing Of BODY WORLDS 2 & The Three Pound Gem—Gunther von Hagens’ Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

May 17, 2007, Baltimore, MD—MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER TO HOST BODY WORLDS 2—Original, authentic and inspiring exhibition of real human bodies coming to Baltimore  

May 17, 2007 St. LOUIS, MO—SCIENCE CENTER TO BRING RECORD-BREAKING—BODY WORLDS 3: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies TO ST. LOUIS OCT. 19

April 18, 2007 CHICAGO, IL—BODY WORLDS 2 EXHIBIT OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY DURING ITS FINAL WEEKEND - APRIL 27-29!

March  5, 2007 CHICAGO, IL—BODY WORLDS 2, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS AND ILLINOIS TOBACCO QUITLINE LAUNCH ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN—I-Quit program begins March 5, 2007 to promote smoking cessation and lung health education

February 15, 07 COTTBUS, Germany—Putting History in Its Place—Gunther von Hagens Visits Historic 'Iron Curtain' Jail

January 26, 2007 PHOENIX, AZ—GUNTHER VON HAGENS’ BODY WORLDS 3: THE ANATOMICAL EXHIBITION OF REAL HUMAN BODIES OPENS AT ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER—PLASTINATES NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN U.S. NOW ON DISPLAY

January 23, 2007 PORTLAND, OR—OMSI ANNOUNCES GUNTHER VON HAGENS’ BODY WORLDS 3: THE ANATOMICAL EXHIBITION OF REAL HUMAN BODIES

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2006

December 14, 2006 Boston—BODY WORLDS 2 HOURS EXTENDED AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE—WITH JUST FOUR WEEKS LEFT—Beginning December 26, 2006

November 29, 2006 Guben—Anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens Reiterates His Mission of Public Health Education to Press Corps in Guben, Germany

November 14, 2006 St. Paul—I Quit—Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS LAUNCHES DRAMATIC APPEAL TO SMOKERS

October 30, 2006 Montréal—A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE WORKINGS OF THE HUMAN BODY

October 27, 2006 Heidelberg—Two Cold War Symbols in New Bond Film

October 18, 2006 Guben—The PLASTINARIUM in Guben—Behind the scenes of BODY WORLDS

October 3, 2006 Dallas—INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BODY WORLDS EXHIBITION TO OFFER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE VISITORS AN EXTRAORDINARY VIEW INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY—Pioneering anatomical exhibition featuring real human bodies will open December 9, 2006

Sep 28, 2006 Chicago—BODY WORLDS 2 COMES TO THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY—Anatomical exhibit of real human specimens opens Jan 17, 2007

Sep 22, 2006–Dr. Gunther von Hagens Sets Record Straight On "Crucifixion TV Show" Rumor

Aug 31, 2006 BODY WORLDS Response to Tyler Bleau opinion, "Anatomy on display is entertainment, not education" (The Daily Iowan, August 30)

Aug 20, 2006 Response to Darren Garnick's, "Where are the protestors at 'Body Worlds?" (Boston Herald, ‘Working Stiff’, August 16)

Aug 16, 2006 Response to Neda Ulaby’s  “Cadaver Exhibits” Articles (NPR, “All Things Considered”, Aug 11-12)

July 10, 2006 Phoenix—The Arizona Science Center announces the debut of Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 3: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, whole-body plastinates, at the Center opening Friday, January 26, 2007

Jun 13, 2006 Science World to bring Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 3: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies to TELUS World of Science from September 15, 2006 to January 14, 2007

May 24, 2006 Anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens named a Modern-Day Leonardo da Vinci 

May 17, 2006 In response to the article "The Amazing (freak show) human body exhibition"

Apr 3, 2006 Statement on Wrongful Allegations and False Reports by Media on the Origin of Bodies in BODY WORLDS Exhibitions

Mar 27, 2006 Museum of Science to bring Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies to Boston in July 2006

Mar 10, 2006 Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibitions Raising Health Awareness in America

Feb 13, 2006 Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 3: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies Presented in Partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation 

Jan 13, 2006 New female plastinate makes a splash at BODY WORLDS 2 at Ontario Science Centre

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2005

Dec 14, 2005 Discover What You’re Made of When Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies Opens at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Dec 08, 2005 Science Museum of Minnesota to host upper midwest debut of internationally acclaimed BODY WORLDS exhibit in St. Paul

Nov 29, 2005 100,000 "BODIES" SEE BODY WORLDS AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

Nov 18, 2005 The Ontario Science Centre introduces a speaker series as BODY WORLDS 2 exceeds 100,000 visitors

Oct 06, 2005 East coast premiere of Dr. Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies at The Franklin Institute

Sep 28, 2005 Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies is unveiled at the Ontario Science Centre

July 25, 2006 On Der Spiegel Article Allegations of February 28, 2005

July 27, 2005 No investigation by the Institute of National Memory (IPN) concerning Gerhard Liebchen—PAP SA (Polish Press Agency Stock Cooperation)

Jul 26, 2005 Couples making BODY WORLDS a “date night” destination-More than 500,000 guests experience Museum of Science and Industry exhibit

Jul 18, 2005 Great Lakes Science Center welcomes one hundred thousandth visitor to BODY WORLDS 2

Jun 24, 2005 Ontario Science Centre to bring Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies to Canada

May 27, 2005 Police conducts raid against copycat exhibition “BODY EXPLORATION” in Taiwan

Mar 22, 2005 BODY WORLDS 2’s Final Farewell to Los Angeles—Science Center Opens Around The Clock, 62 Hours During Entire Final Weekend!

Mar 18, 2005 BODY WORLDS hours extended at the Museum of Science and Industry—More than 100,000 guests experience exhibit in first seven weeks

Feb 23, 2005 Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies at the Great Lakes Science Center, April 9 to September 18, 2005

Feb 10, 2005 The Franklin Institute to host Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

Feb 03, 2005 Midwest Premiere of BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies at the Museum of Science and Industry

Jan 28, 2005 More Than One-Half Million visitors to BODY WORLDS comprise largest special exhibit attendance in the history of the California Science Center—Inspires the Debut of BODY WORLDS 2 featuring all new specimens!

Jan 15, 2005 To Accommodate Large Crowds Rushing to Beat the Closing of BODY WORLDS the California Science Center Goes 24 HOURS on Saturday Night!

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2004

Nov 23, 2004 Nine-foot tall giant arrives at BODY WORLDS with five, new real human body plastinates

Sep 15, 2004 Americans pledge ultimate gift to German scientist

Jun 28, 2004 American Premiere of Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies at the California Science Center, July 2, 2004 – January 23, 2005

Apr 13, 2004 Gunther von Hagens' statement on the plastination exhibition in Beijing

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