[artinfo] Call for: Placebos for Art
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CALL FOR: PLACEBOS FOR ART
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
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
For more information, see:
Andersom of the Behring Institute can be contacted during office
<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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