Art And Technology

A collection of 33 posts

5 Museums Ahead in the NFT Game

5 Museums Ahead in the NFT Game

Here are 5 museums who have jumped on the NFT trend earlier than their fellow institutions, all in very different ways, providing examples of what NFTs could actually look like for institutions going forward.

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A guide to setting up your wallet & buying NFTs on Nic et Nunc

A guide to setting up your wallet & buying NFTs on Nic et Nunc

NFTs and cryptocurrency have infiltrated the art market this past year at an accelerated pace. Entering the mainstream art world with Beeple's sale of Everydays: the First 5000 Days at Christies back in March 2021, many forward-thinking traditional collectors are now looking towards dipping their toes into the world of

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Launching the first museum NFT

Launching the first museum NFT

The Whitworth, in partnership with Vastari, has entered into the emerging world of NFTs to test alternative models of financing social art practice. Together we have created the first UK museum-accredited NFT. The NFT (an edition of 50 with 2 museum proofs) will be selling on 28 July for 999

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The Sound of Reopening

The Sound of Reopening

Empty halls, quiet spaces, lights off, echoes… that is the vision we have of the “closed” museum during the recent lockdown. This was confirmed by museum guards in April, who explained that looking after closed museums was strangely “eerie”. Over the past few weeks, museums are ecstatic to share that

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Curate your next exhibition from your sofa!

Curate your next exhibition from your sofa!

A message to curators all over the world: Working from home is our current reality, and we are all having to adjust our personal and professional lives to it. We are exploring different tools to make these adjustments easier, and thankfully discovering fantastic technologies every day. So here’s a

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Remembering the Human Factor in Tech

Remembering the Human Factor in Tech

Imagine you are at a dinner party, with an assortment of interesting art world people, and someone comes up to you and says, “Can you tell me what art you own? I’m working on an exhibition”. I don’t imagine this would be terribly engaging - likely that you’

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A Discussion on Art & Technology: Art Innovator’s Alliance Panel in NYC

A Discussion on Art & Technology: Art Innovator’s Alliance Panel in NYC

Exploring the impact of technology in the art market, today and tomorrow at the Art Innovator’s Alliance Panel in NYC

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Sometimes you need to step back to step forward: a case for digital facility reports

Sometimes you need to step back to step forward: a case for digital facility reports

Sometimes as a tech company you decide to research something in depth, find that there is a huge market, but ultimately realise that it’s a bit too ambitious to achieve right now. That’s what we discovered at Vastari when we conducted research for the market on digital facility

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Is Touring a Means to an End?

Is Touring a Means to an End?

Earlier this week I was invited to take part in a panel discussion titled “Business Not As Usual. Revolutionizing the Cultural Economy” at Frankfurt Book Fair. On the panel with me were Florian Bräunig CEO at YAIR, Martin Eyerer, CIO at Factory Berlin, Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director at Munch Museum,

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The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive: A Risk-Based Approach

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive: A Risk-Based Approach

As someone who has been working in the art world for over a decade both in the USA and United Kingdom, I’ve seen a lot of interesting characters. You have the flamboyant, the unique, the particular and the private individuals who all partake in this market surrounded by beauty

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