The BTI Brain Campaign is being supported by a few men and women who are well-known and respected for their work and activities in the cultural field. These ambassadors for this Brain Campaign all have in common that they agree with our point of view that there are a lot of similarities between medical science and art. They also acknowledge the importance of the research that is being conducted by our organization and they fully support this unique collaboration with Catawiki to conduct an online art auction to raise funds for and awareness about BTI.

Writer Nelleke Noordervliet wrote a beautiful article on the kinship between these two seemingly different domains. You can read this blog (in Dutch) here.

 Nelleke Noordervliet                  Photographer: Maaike Engels

Nelleke Noordervliet                  Photographer: Maaike Engels

Art and medical science enrich and give meaning to our lives. BTI, auction houses and art are therefore much needed and deserve our support. This fundraising auction is a beautiful way to purchase art and at the same time help people with a rare and life-threatening brain disease. You do not just buy art for yourself, but you also support others. Buy with a cool head and warm heart: that’s the spirit in 2016!
— Jop Ubbens, director of auction house Christie’s Amsterdam
 Jop Ubbens, courtesy:   Christie's

Jop Ubbens, courtesy: Christie's

Why do we make or appreciate art? A good book? Your non-profit foundation BTI? Out of pure pleasure to live. How I wish this for everyone!
— Susan Smit, writer
The stimulus of art that reaches the brains through the retina, should there be converted into emotions. Brains also serve to let us see beauty. Make sure they keep functioning. Therefore, please support the Brain Technology Institute!
— Ralph Keuning, director of Museum De Fundatie
 Ralph Keuning                                      Courtesy   Museum De Fundatie                        Photographer: Frank van Hienen                        

Ralph Keuning                                      Courtesy Museum De Fundatie                      Photographer: Frank van Hienen