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Crypto-Connecting Audiences: Could NFTs change how we consider ownership and connection in museums?

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 16:00 to 17:15

Since the extraordinary sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5,000 Days at Christie’s, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have become a hot topic in the arts and museum sector.

But what exactly is an NFT? And how might they relate to the working practices of a museum or gallery?

This following presentation will consider these questions and introduce a research project between the University of Manchester and the National Museums Liverpool that explores how NFTs might be used beyond the monetary context and instead ‘crypto-connect’ museum audiences.

About the speaker

Frances Liddell is a PhD researcher at the University of Manchester.

Her research involves working with the National Museums Liverpool to explore how we might implement blockchain (specifically NFTs) in museums to cultivate and strengthen relationships between a museum and the audiences it serves.

Her work critically examines questions around shared guardianship, digital ownership, authenticity, and authority and considers the value of the digital museum object through the application of blockchain technology.

How to book

The event is organised by the Centre of Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage.

It is free to attend and open to all.

Please book here via Eventbrite.

For more information, please email Arran Rees.


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