'Body Worlds, the Happiness Project' is a permanent exhibition of dissected human bodies and body parts. The exhibition follows two earlier (temporary) exhibitions in Amsterdam, that were very successful. As of January 16, 2014, the bodies are on view for the public.
The bodies in the exhibition are preserved with the so-called plastination technique, invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens (Germany). The exhibition highlights several medical issues of the human body, and lighthly touches themes such as food, movement, stress and sex (there is a copulating couple in the basement).
Happiness is the self-proclaimed large theme of 'Body Worlds'.
The exhibition is in a building with six floors. There is an elevator, and a toilet for the disabled. On the ground floor is an exhibition shop.
Lady on a swing (Body Worlds, the Happiness Project)
Man jumping fence (Body Worlds, the Happiness Project)
Male reproductive organs (Body Worlds, the Happiness Project)
Man and woman having sex (Body Worlds, the Happiness Project)
Saxophone player (Body Worlds - the Happiness Project)
Dr. Gunther von Hagens (Body Worlds - the Happiness Project)