[artinfo] Call for: Placebos for Art

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Sun Oct 24 18:46:50 CEST 2010

Needed in order to study the effects of art on public health

The <http://www.behringinstitute.com>Behring Institute is seeking 
placebos for art. With these placebos, long-term research on the 
influence of art on public health will be carried out. Artists, art 
lovers, professionals as well as amateurs, are being called on to 
submit proposals for potential art placebos before 1 January 2011.

Relationships between art and healthcare, as well as the influence 
and effects of art on health, have been studied frequently. The 
results of many studies indicate a positive outcome with regard to 
the health of people and suggest that art can lead to the improvement 
of mental and physical health.

For the purpose of a long-term European study on the effects of art 
on the health of individuals, the 
<http://www.behringinstitute.com>Behring Institute now seeks placebos 
for art, which can be offered to a control group.

We kindly ask you to contribute to the discovery of a suitable 
placebo. The <http://www.behringinstitute.com>Behring Institute will, 
in consultation with the makers of the works to be used, agree to 
appropriate compensation.

Examples and leads can be e-mailed to Mrs. Andersom, 
<mailto:j.andersom at behringinstitute.com>j.andersom at behringinstitute.com, 
or posted to: Behring Institute, attn: Mw. J. Andersom, Herenmarkt 
93F, 1013 EC Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Once the selection process 
has been completed, the submitted documentation can unfortunately not 
be returned.

For more information, see: 
<http://www.behringinstitute.com>www.behringinstitute.com. Mrs. 
Andersom of the Behring Institute can be contacted during office 
hours at 
<mailto:j.andersom at behringinstitute.com>j.andersom at behringinstitute.com.

The <http://www.behringinstitute.com>Behring Institute for Medical 
Research is an independent non-profit organization, located in 
Dresden (Germany), dedicated to the development and integration of 
new methods for improving public health.

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