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Debra CashionBy Debra Cashion
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Debra CashionBy Debra Cashion
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$2,425
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19
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 18 2014 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

My project is to raise funds for the purchase of a work of bronze sculpture, a Portrait Head of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), in order to donate it to Saint Louis University. The sculptor Pascale Pollier created this work in collaboration with facial reconstruction expert Richard Neave, who is the founder of the Manchester method of Facial Reconstruction www.rn-ds-partnership.com. The resulting life size sculpture, half anatomical reconstruction and half portrait head, is a fitting tribute to the great professor of medicine, often known as the Father of Modern Anatomy. The sculptor has made an edition of twelve of these bronze casts, and has already sold nine of these--as of 14 SEPT 2014 THERE ARE ONLY THREE CASTS LEFT! Please help me purchase one of these casts for Saint Louis University, where we are planning to hold a joint conference with Washington University about Vesalius on 26-28 February 2015: Vesalius and the Invention of the Modern Body. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Risks and challenges

The main challenge after purchasing the sculpture will be to ship it from Belgium to St. Louis, Missouri. There is a little room in the budget to help defray shipping costs, but I will need to cover anything in excess of that. I am in touch with the sculptor so I know she will walk me through the process.

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    Photo of the dedication of the sculpture at the conference, Vesalius and the Invention of the Modern Body, February 26, 2015, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

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