Web3 Initiatives in the Arts & Culture
We are scouting for all Web3-related projects, drops or exhibitions run by the arts and culture sector, find them listed here. We added a small summary of each project to give you a feeling of what it is about, but also some useful tags to understand what was the ambition behind it, who produced it, and on which blockchain.
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NFTs of works by Hokusai & Turner sold as a crowdfunding project
September 30, 2021
Cryptocurrency donation now being accepted at Buffalo History Museum, Bitcoin Press (December 2021)
Buffalo History Museum is now accepting donations in cryptocurrency including Bitcoin and Eth
December 1, 2021
Epoch Gallery & LACMA
EPOCH gallery announcement of ECHOES exhibition in collaboration with LACMA’s Art and Tech Lab (15th Feb)
February 15, 2022
Furtherfield is one of the pioneering galleries investigating blockchain and art. They have instigated many exhibitions, works and discussions on DAOS and blockchain
Acquisition of CryptoPunk 5293, gifted from Eduardo Burillo
July 1, 2021
The Leopold Museum is partnering with LaCollection to sell an exclusive NFT collection of 24 paintings and drawings by Schiele
May 6, 2022
NFT Exhibition and conference ‘Non-Fungible Castle’. Auction on SuperRare
October 16, 2021
Lobkowicz NFT Auctions
website to explore the Lobkowicz Collection of commissioned NFTs
October 16, 2021
MAK Vienna Becomes First Museum to Use Bitcoin to Acquire Art, a Harm van den Dorpel by Ghorashi, Art News (April 2015)
Article on Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art (MAK) purchasing vent Listeners by Hamd van den Dorpel using Bitcoin
April 16, 2015
Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery Develops Blockchain App to Bring Russian Art to the World by George Nerlson , The Art Newspaper (December 2018)
Article on new venture by Tretyakov Gallery which incites users to explore and sponsor more than 190,000 works in the collection
December 18, 2018
National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU)
The National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU) partnered with Stampsdaq (Estonia) to digitize part of their collection and sell them as NFTs.
February 1, 2022
NFTs of Old Masters—good or bad?, by Georgina Adam, The Art Newspaper (March 2022)
An opinion piece about NFT sales of digital copies of major museum masterpieces.
February 27, 2022
Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA)
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp just became the first European institution to offer art security tokens (ASTs), allowing buyers to own a virtual share of an Expressionist work in its collection.
April 27, 2022
The Belvedere Museum
The Belvedere Museum has partnered with ArtèQ to fractionalize a high definition digital edition of Klimt’ ‘The Kiss’
February 14, 2022
The British Museum’s NFT Project has Sent its Carbon Footprint Soaring, by Bendor Grosvenor, The Arts Newspaper (April 2022)
Discusses the impact of the BM’s NFT project in relation to its sustainability policy.
April 6, 2022
The Hermitage Museum Aims to Raise Funds in Russia with NFTs by Manuel Charr, MuseumNext (July 2021)
Article on the Hermitage’s attempt at NFTs, discusses the issues of digital asset laws in Russia and whether this might impact this initiative.
August 1, 2021
The National Museums Liverpool
As part of a PhD collaboration with the University of Manchester, the NML minted a series of personalised NFTs to explore how this might inform a sense of collective ownership in collections and create social value. The NFTs were not for sale but focused on how these tokens could be used outside of the monetary sense
University of Manchester & Peera LTD.
July 1, 2020
The Seattle Museum
New museum dedicated explicitly to NFTs
January 5, 2022
The State Hermitage Museum
Exhibition explaining blockchain and NFTs
November 10, 2021
The State Hermitage Museum NFT
The museum has minted a selection of of well-known paintings from the collection to sell at auction
NFTs produced of a developed reproduction of Ancient of Days by William Blake, sold as an experiment and crowdfund.
July 28, 2021
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
November 16, 2021
Uffizi Gallery NFTs
In collaboration with the Cinello Company and their creation ‘DAW’s, The Uffizi sold works by Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo as an NFT in a bid to recoup losses from the Pandemic.
May 14, 2021
Ukraine launches NFT museum ‘to keep the memory of war’ by Turner Wright, Cointelegraph (March 2022)
News that the Ministry of Digital Transformation in Ukraine has initiated a ‘Museum of War’ to document the events of the Ukraine-Russia War
March 25, 2022
ZKM Centre for Art and Media
Crypto Art Exhibition on the history of crypto art
April 1, 2021