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2008 March 1
There is another aspect to The Carnegie Science Center “Bodies” controversy, which few people know about.
In 1983, I created
a life sciences exhibit for the original Buhl Planetarium in
In the very early stages of planning for The Carnegie Science
Center, they considered moving “Transpara” to the new
Certainly, “blockbuster” exhibits are necessary for museums to be able to afford to continue to carry-out their mission. However, if The Carnegie Science Center had decided that human anatomy education was to be an important part of their mission, then “Transpara” should have been kept and used over the last 17 years, before any type of “Bodies” traveling exhibit became available.
Glenn A. Walsh