Hermitage Museum in Russia hosts the NFT art exhibition
This NFT exhibition will be part of the “Hermitage 20/21” project.
According to Cointelegraph, a media specializing in cryptocurrency, the Russian National Hermitage Museum, the world’s second-largest art museum, is preparing to host a digital art exhibition that includes NFT.
On the 25th (local time), the Hermitage Museum officially announced that the’Hermitage NFT Project’, scheduled to be held in 2021, will become Russia’s first NFT art exhibition.
The Hermitage Contemporary Art Department is organizing an exhibition as part of the Hermitage 20/21 project. In the announcement, the museum said, “NFT is now a new form of securing rights for art works utilizing blockchain technology that can establish clear control over copyright and ownership.”
The Aksenov Family Foundation (TAFF), a community cultural innovation fund, will be a strategic partner in the Hermitage NFT project, which aims to study new forms of audience participation in cultural practices.
The Russian Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is a federal museum of 3 million works. Hermitage did not specifically say whether the museum is also planning an NFT auction as part of an upcoming exhibition.
Meanwhile, several artists exhibited in Hermitage along with Irish conceptual artist Kevin Avosch have been devoted to the crypto industry, directly experimenting with NFT technology for digital art installations.