The Russian State Hermitage, the second largest art museum in the world, is preparing to host a digital art exhibition with irreplaceable icons.
On Thursday, the museum officially announced that the Hermitage NFT project, planned for 2021, will be the first NFT art exhibition in Russia.
Hermitage’s department for contemporary art is organizing an exhibition that will be part of the Hermitage 20/21 project. Announcement text:
“Impossible tokens are emerging as a new form of protection for works of art using blockchain technology, which gives strict control over copyright and property.”
The Aksenov Family Foundation, a local foundation for cultural and social innovation, will be a strategic partner for the Hermitage NFT project, which aims to explore new forms of audience participation in cultural practice.
The Hermitage, located in St. Petersburg, is a federal museum with three million objects. Hermitage did not specify whether the museum plans to hold an NFT auction as part of the upcoming exhibition. The museum did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.
As Cointelegraph previously reported, some of the artists who have exhibited at the Hermitage, such as Irish concept artist Kevin Abush, have been heavily involved in the crypto industry and experimented with NFT technology for digital art installations.