An exhibit from the anatomical pathology collection, which includes some 50,000 human remains, at Vienna’s Natural History Museum on October 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
An exhibit from the anatomical pathology collection, which includes some 50,000 human remains, at Vienna’s Natural History Museum on October 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
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How a natural history museum showing human remains, including of a child and infant, is trying not to cross ethical red lines

  • An exhibition displaying part of a collection of 50,000 human remains at Vienna’s Natural History Museum raised tricky ethical questions for its curators
  • Visitors can see human organs, skulls and body parts – exhibits that some other countries restrict to researchers

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An exhibit from the anatomical pathology collection, which includes some 50,000 human remains, at Vienna’s Natural History Museum on October 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
An exhibit from the anatomical pathology collection, which includes some 50,000 human remains, at Vienna’s Natural History Museum on October 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
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