From Indianapolis Business Journal: BREAKING: Controversial cadaver exhibit coming
Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions Inc. is looking to bring its controversial “Bodies … the Exhibition” show to Indianapolis. The exhibit, which features cadavers that have been plasticized, dissected and posed, has been dogged by reports that the specimens used in the presentation may be the remains of tortured Chinese prisoners.
If the show opens here, it would debut mere months before the Indiana State Museum is slated to bring the more reputable “Body Worlds III” exhibit to Indianapolis. The founder of that show’s company, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, has spoken out against using bodies from China, which doesn’t closely regulate its specimens.
Premier is looking at putting the exhibit at the Circle Centre Mall. Cincinnati is one of the few places where this exhibit has been shown in a museum. More often the exhibit has been shown at shopping malls or casinos.
It’s clear that Premier is all about making profit, trying to slide the show into Indianapolis to steal the crowd before Body World III shows up.
Premier is about to open Bodies the Exhibition at the Luxor in Las Vegas on August 2, 2008.
If you’re new to controversy about Bodies the Exhibition, here are some links to what I’ve written previously about this exhibit.