Bodies exhibit to remain open until January
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WINNIPEG – Bodies: The Exhibition will lie in state for another week in Winnipeg.
True North Sports and Entertainment Ltd., announced today that the exhibit, which features the bodies of preserved cadavers and body parts, will now stay open until Jan. 16.
In a statement, True North says more than 60,000 tickets have been sold, and more than 10,000 students went through the exhibit.
The exhibit has been dogged by critics concerned it could contain the bodies of Chinese prisoners. True North was also forced to apologize after security officials exceeded the authority given by the city to the promoter to control access to the building by ordering protesters to move off the sidewalk near the facility.
After the Bodies show is exhumed from the MTS Centre Exhibition Hall, the Titanic is scheduled to hit the building almost 99 years after it struck an iceberg in April 1912.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opens on Feb. 12. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 780-3333, or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
RMS Titanic Inc., the only company permitted by law to recover artifacts from the wreck, had its most recent expedition to the site last summer and the Winnipeg exhibition will be the first in North America to show video and images of that work.