Funeral Industry News
Before 1832 it was not uncommon to rob fresh graves in England. Medical students dissected dogs. Because of a need for cadavers in English medical schools there was a market for bodies stolen from cemeteries. Although the practice was condemned and unlawful, the willingness of medical students to pay for the resurrectionist's wares promoted the procedure. Freshly exhumed bodies were openly sold on medical school grounds.
Space shortages in countries around the world are raising a daunting question: where to lay dead bodies to rest. This month in Oslo, Norway, architecture student Martin McSherry presented a “vertical cemetery” design to the Oslo Conference for Nordic Cemeteries and Graveyards as a solution to the country’s growing burial land problem.
North Korea holds a mass memorial for the second anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death, less than a week after executing the man thought to have been the second most powerful man in country.
British photographer Kate Barry has been found dead on the pavement beneath her fourth-floor flat in Paris.
The results of the XXI international funeral exhibition which has been held from 29 to 31 October 2013 in Moscow.
"Necropolis - 2013" exhibition will be held on 29-30-31 October 2013. The main idea of it is to form new public perception of ethical, social and environmental aspects of funeral services. The largest manufacturers of funeral accessories, monuments and many more will be present at the exhibition. Funeral companies from every part of Russia and from all over the world can become your business partners.
· an art exhibition;
· a rock concert;
· a torchlight procession;
· the burning of the Vice.
XX Anniversary International Exhibition of Funeral Industry "Necropolis 2012" was a success on an unprecedented scale! It took place in Moscow on 23 to 25 October and attracted as many visitors both from Russia and abroad as never.
Consider your participation in Anniversary Necropolis-2012, Moscow, Russia, October 23-25, 2012. Get exhibitor information package here.
The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country's largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man's oldest cultural customs.
Global Funeral Heritage consists of the expressions, customs, rituals, sites, buildings, constructions and instruments associated with death, loss and grief.
The team of Novosibirsk Crematorium and Museum of World Funeral Culture, Novosibirsk, are reviving the tradition of remembering the departed. Over the past two years 10 Memorial events took place.
At the FIAT-IFTA Barcelona Convention 2008 Members of FIAT-IFTA establish the FIAT-IFTA Funeral Heritage Steering Committee. In conjunction with the forming of the committee, the International Association of Funeral Museums (IAFM) was founded.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2011 International Convention & Expo, held October 23-26 in Chicago, Ill., drew 6,949 total attendees – the largest total attendance in 10 years – and 417 exhibiting companies.
Under the Soviets, they were plain wooden boxes upholstered in red satin. Today they come in different shapes and sizes and cater to a variety of tastes.