Crypto-Connecting Audiences: Could NFTs change how we consider ownership an (hosted by Center for Critical Studies in Museums)
What exactly is an NFT? And how might they relate to the working practices of a museum or gallery?
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.