What is USEUM Collectibles?

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.

Research-driven approach

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.


Development of Blockchain Projects

  • Holistic design and development of carbon-neutral, blockchain-based projects from ideation and design through to deployment.
  • Revenue-sharing model (£0 upfront investment).
  • Custom-made project web app with your branding, which lives under your own domain.
  • Research-based approach to selecting (specially tailored to your collection): business model; blockchain; payment method; meaningful engagement with the crypto community.

Consulting & Workshops

  • [ FREE ] Educational workshop "Understanding NFTs", covering environmental impact, art copyright & NFTs, open access (OpenGLAM) & NFTs and more. Structure: 20' presentation + 10' Q&A. Book now
  • Commissioned workshops and consulting to work on your specific questions, needs and priorities.

Get in touch

To book in the free educational workshop “Understanding NFTs” for your organisation, or to find out more about NFTs, “web 3” & blockchains, or about our services, please get in touch at nft@useum.org.