Artifacts are immensely powerful aids in telling stories from the past, yet it is the dead persons of past eras who accrued a host of ethical and legal issues. This article discusses several perspectives on and problems with the practice of displaying human remains in museums and includes a number of case studies from select museums in the USA and Europe. As a precaution to the reader, this article also features a few images of human bodies on display in museums.
Stanton, Emily R.
"Waking the Dead, Speaking to the Living: The Display of Human Remains in Museums,"
Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology: Vol. 11, Article 12.
Available at: https://dc.uwm.edu/fieldnotes/vol11/iss1/12