Wednesday, July 21, 2010
An alert reader, Travis, tipped us off to the fact that the city of Seattle has banned exhibits—like the Bodies display currently at the Rialto building—unless the exhibitor can prove it has the consent of the deceased or the families of the deceased.
According to The Seattle Times:
Seattle residents — from anatomy professors to museum directors — have voiced concern over the ethics of such exhibits, specifically because Premier Exhibitions, which sponsors the "Bodies" exhibit, says it can't verify where the bodies are from or that the deceased on exhibit consented to such display.
Read the full article here.