Thursday 19 November 2009
Take advantage of visiting the exhibition to learn more, discuss issues and ask questions in this topical debate concerning your profession, and the direct implications this has on your establishments.
You will enrich your knowledge, so don‘t hesitate to devote an hour of your visit to taking part in this debate. Quality speakers will be there to answer you.
The results and the presentation of the Trophies for the 1st SOUVENIR CINERAIRE competition will be divulged around 5:00 pm. To participate or obtain further information, log on to www.funerairemagazine.com.
Friday 20 November 2009
Saturday 21 November 2009
As it involves filling the body by injecting a preserving solution through the arteries, thanatopraxy may be defined as an embalming technique focused exclusively on material concerns. Destined to preserve, temporarily, the body of a dead person while waiting to be transferred to the chosen place of rest or to expose the face to receive last respects, this practice is part of a long French funerary tradition that began in the Middle Ages. However, the choice of embalming is little known by the general public, including as a technique for restoring bodies that are in a poor condition. The diversity of terms used, the fluctuation of definitions given and withholding information on the process make thanatopraxy a difficult practice to identify. It is a practice in the shadows, behind which hides a body of stigmatised professionals, held to the initiatic secret of the pierced heart
and thrown away blood.