If you are new to NFTs, please check out our introductory guide: NFTs & Cultural Heritage: A brief introduction.
USEUM Collectibles is a research-driven project that gives artists and art institutions the opportunity to understand, navigate and leverage “web 3” and the new art market of NFTs. In July 2021, USEUM Collectibles was named by Yahoo!Finance as one of five projects that are changing people’s view of the NFT industry.
USEUM Collectibles has received funding from Research England’s Higher Education Innovation Fund and is actively supported by UCL Innovation & Enteprise and UCL Business.
USEUM Collectibles is led by Dr. Foteini Valeonti, a Computer Scientist with a PhD in Digital Humanities and the lead author of the seminal paper on NFTs and museums: Crypto Collectibles, Museum Funding and OpenGLAM: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Since 2017 Dr. Valeonti’s award-winning research (funded by the AHRC) has been exploring ways cultural organisations could reap the economic benefits of their digitised collections by taking advantage of emerging technologies, in order to address their ever-increasing financial challenges.
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