Museum plans dead body exhibit

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The planned attraction in an adults-only part of the London museum would be intended to prompt debate and tackle taboos about death, the Sunday Times said.

However the museum is still consulting experts such as pathologists and bereavement counsellors to work out both practicalities and ethical concerns, and the idea could still be abandoned, the report said.

“The idea is that you would see the body decomposing in a similar way to how it would decompose in the ground.”

A television company was also interested in filming the process through time-lapse photography, he added.