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

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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