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GALLERY: A quick look inside the controversial Human Body exhibition

The controversial exhibit – featuring bodies donated under Chinese law – has opened at the Ambassador. (Discretion advised.)

ONE OF THE WORLD’S most controversial exhibitions has opened its doors to the public in Dublin.

The Human Body exhibition, which features the bodies of genuine humans, has opened at the Ambassador Theatre.

The specimens featured were donated in accordance with Chinese law to the Dalian Hoffen Biotechnique Laboratory, which conducts research into plastination and provides specimens to medical schools.

The exhibit has attracted criticism, however, as it is not possible to vouch for whether the specimens voluntarily donated their bodies – or whether they are instead the misappropriated remains of the country’s political prisoners.

We should warn you that some of the images included may not be suitable for some readers. All photos by Laura Hutton of Photocall Ireland.

GALLERY: A quick look inside the controversial Human Body exhibition
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  • The Human Body exhibition

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  • The Human Body exhibition

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