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Sedlec Ossuary: 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book

An art and history photo book celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic.

Sedlec Ossuary: 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book

An art and history photo book celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic.

$1,876
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About

This book will be a passion project about the beauty, history, and inspiration of the famous Sedlec Ossuary (or bone church) located in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. In celebration of its 150th Anniversary, we are designing and publishing a commemorative, historic, art book, with the assistance of the Sedlec Ossuary Director, and the Sedlec Roman Catholic Parish of Kutná Hora, to celebrate this milestone occasion, that will tell a visual story of the ossuary from the past, present, and future.

This UNESCO World Heritage site was decorated with the bones of over 40,000 humans 150 years ago, in a stunning artistic display that isn't replicated in any ossuary or catacomb in the world. Notable features include large chalices made of human bones that stand over 5 feet tall, and a centerpiece chandelier, over 8 feet in diameter, containing every bone in the human body. The Sedlec Ossuary is also currently undergoing extensive renovations to help preserve it for future generations to enjoy.

We are launching our Kickstarter campaign for this momentous book project, and we hope all of you can celebrate with us! This will mark the creation of a very important historical record, so we encourage all of our amazing supporters to help make this crowdfunding effort successful.

Thank you for your time!

☩💀 The Sedlec Ossuary Project (Robert and Nadia) 💀☩







Risks and challenges

We are very experienced in photography and design, so the only real risk is gathering every bit of content to include in the book, and publishing a quality end product.

We must travel to Kutna Hora in November of 2019 to finish our photography for the book, interview historians, and document the renovation efforts. If the funding isn't reached, we may still be able to sponsor our own trip to Sedlec, but will not have the funding to self publish this important book in a timely manner. We have a vendor for publishing the final book, but because we want the book to be of highest quality, there may be delays during the quality check process, which we will do everything in our power to prevent, foresee, and ultimately push through.

There are no obstacles that we cannot overcome, but with our backers' help, it will make the process that much faster, and better.

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    Wanderlust

    Get inspired for your future travels with our digital postcards for the Sedlec Ossuary Project. Use them as a background for your phone or screensaver, or whatever your heart desires.

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    Woodcarver

    You will receive 1 custom 1.5" wooden nickel commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Sedlec Ossuary, and 2 printed 4x6 postcards with high quality, inspirational images from the ossuary. PLUS, receive the digital postcard as well!

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    Historian

    For those who have been jumping out of their skin to grab a copy of this book, AND want to be immortalized in the pages of this beautiful tome, this is your reward! Get your name listed on a special Thank You page in the book. PLUS, receive the Wanderlust and Traveling Woodcarver rewards, of the digital postcard, wooden nickel, and printed postcards.

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    Monstrance Sculpture (ADD-ON)

    So you ordered the book, but you want something more that you can display on your shelves as a conversational piece? How about this 8" tall, 3D printed sandstone, accurately scaled, Monstrance sculpture, artist-designed using 3D scans of real human skulls and bones, based on photo-scans of the actual Monstrance at the Sedlec Ossuary. This is a one-of-a-kind sculpture that isn't available anywhere else in the world, and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Sedlec Ossuary with an inscribed base.

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    Chalice Sculpture (ADD-ON)

    So you ordered the book, but you want something more that you can display on your shelves as a conversational piece? How about this 8" tall, 3D printed sandstone, accurately scaled, Chalice sculpture, artist-designed using 3D scans of real human skulls and bones, based on photo-scans of the actual Chalice at the Sedlec Ossuary. This is a one-of-a-kind sculpture that isn't available anywhere else in the world, and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Sedlec Ossuary with an inscribed base.

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    Silver Monstrance Pendant (ADD-ON)

    So you ordered the book, but you want something more that you can wear proudly as a conversational piece? Stand out in any living or dead crowd with this hand polished, 3D printed, antique patina sterling silver, 50mm diameter Monstrance pendant. It has been meticulously designed using 3D scans of real human skulls and bones, based on photo-scans of the actual Monstrance at the Sedlec Ossuary. This is a one-of-a-kind pendant that isn't available anywhere else in the world.

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    Travel with us! We will welcome you to visit the Sedlec Ossuary with us, and be a part of our photographic process to create the book. We will coordinate a personal, professional photo shoot with you, in the ossuary during our visit. Spend 2 days and 3 nights in Kutna Hora, with transportation expenses paid from NYC to Prague to Kutna Hora. We will take care of transportation, accommodations, and meals in Kutna Hora. You will also receive all ADD-ON rewards (including the Monstrance and Chalice sculptures, and the silver Monstrance pendant) and the book (with Special Thanks acknowledgement) at a later date. (Travel date: November 17th-21st, 2019. If you wish to travel at a later date in 2019 or 2020, based on availability, it can be arranged, minus the photo shoot and meals. Must be claimed by the end of October 2020. Valid travel documents/passports/visas are your responsibility.)

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    • 4" x 6" printed postcard
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    • Sedlec Ossuary 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book
    • 8" tall, 3D printed sandstone, Monstrance Sculpture
    • 8" tall, 3D printed sandstone, Chalice Sculpture
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