Dr. Maurits Biesbrouck kindly donated some of his acrylic paintings towards our crowdfunding project the search for the grave, below a selection of his work.
If you would like to make a donation, please follow this link, every penny (Euro) counts and will bring us closer to finding the great anatomist! be part of it, we will make history!
The Search For The Grave Continues support our crowdfunding project and receive a small Vesalius buste in bronze resin, or a Painting of Dr. Maurits Biesbrouck
to be directed to our crowdfunding link click here
A group of researchers and investigators are looking to the incredible possibility of finding the grave of Andreas Vesalius. Initially this led to the 2014 meeting "Vesalius Continuum" in the island of Zakynthos, Greece. At that time Dr. Sylviene Déderix, Pascale Pollier, and Theo Dirix presented the status of the research that led to identification of the location of the church where Vesalius was buried. This was the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie which would have been located in the northern sector of the modern town, around the current junction of Kolokotroni and Kolyva streets.
More on this original stage on the project was published on the following article: In Search of Andreas Vesalius, The Quest for the Lost Grave - The Sequel. Supporters for this research include world-renown scholars such as Prof. Omer Steeno and Dr. Maurits Biersbrouck, which appear in the video
The next stage in this quest is to perform a detailed analysis of the grounds around the church using Electrical Resistive Tomography (ERT) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) as well as other non-invasive ground-sensing modalities. This kind of research is not cheap and requires funding.
Pascale and the research team have set a GoFundMe campaign to raise €9,900, roughly US$10,800, and I am asking all of the Vesalius followers and anatomy enthusiasts to contribute as little or as much as you can to make this next stage of the project a reality. You can reach the GoFundMe page here.
The video in this article is by courtesy of Vimeo.com. and filmed by Jelle Janssens from anderewereldfilms Click on the vimeo link to watch it. ( text Dr. Efrain Miranda)
Novelist, semiotician, philosopher, essayist, literary critic... Umberto Eco, who died, aged 84. February 19, 2016, Milan, Italy
Periodiek, 7 (p. 6-9), the quarterly of the Flemish Association of Physicians: The Family of Andreas Vesalius jr. by Prof. em. dr. Omer Steeno:
The very informative website Clinical Anatomy Associates, Inc by Dr. Efrain A. Miranda, well worth exploring!
The Stradins Museum in Riga bought a wax Vesalius original prototype model , the money went to ARSIC ( Art Researches Science International Collaborations ) towards the funding of our Fabrica Vitae exhibition . This gave us the idea for sponsoring the search for the grave we only need to sell 5 of these models to sponsor the search for the grave and go to phase 3 and 4 towards finding the remains of our anatomist. the wax head costs 2500 euro ( half the price of the bronze buste) and can be ordered as a fully coloured up version or as a monotone one. If you would like to become a sponsor please contact Theo Dirix or Pascale Pollier about how to become a sponsor and own a unique wax version of the facial reconstruction portrait by (R. Neave-P.Pollier)