Italian Government Halts Museum NFT Sales

The government in Italy has announced that it plans to bring to an end the practice of selling digital copies of masterpieces by galleries in the country. The production of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has been used all over the world by museums and art galleries to generate income. Indeed, some of the pioneers in NFT assets of

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Italy Reconsiders NFT Sales of Art Masterpieces: A Shift in Digital Art Monetization

Italy’s government has revealed plans to discontinue the sale of digital reproductions of iconic artworks by the nation’s galleries, a practice that has gained momentum globally through the creation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Italian art institutions, renowned for their rich art heritage including works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, have been at the forefront of this digital

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Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Paintings in UK Museums

The museum and gallery sector in the UK has been rocked by a series of protests which saw activists glue themselves to exhibits in a bid to draw attention to the increasingly urgent climate crisis. Museums and galleries that display art collections have been told by the police that they should tighten their security in light of the

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Anti-tank hedgehogs from WW2 taken from museum used as barricade in Kyiv

As Russian troops advance on Ukraine’s capital, antique anti-tank hedgehogs were brought out from a museum exhibit and placed at a roadblock in Kyiv to stop Russian military vehicles. Russian forces have moved about three miles closer to Kyiv in the past 24 hours, according to a senior US defense official. Russia’s military could be as close as nine miles

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Art and Accountability: The Tate Galleries’ Break from the Sackler Legacy

In a significant shift within the art world, the Tate has announced its decision to dissociate from the Sackler family by erasing their name from its London venues. This decision comes amidst a backdrop of legal controversies involving the Sackler family, whose involvement in the pharmaceutical industry has been critically linked to the opioid crisis in the United

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Belvedere Museum Transforms Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ into Unique NFT Experience for Art Lovers

The Belvedere Palace Museum in Austria, in a pioneering move, offered art enthusiasts a unique opportunity to own a piece of art history digitally. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the museum unveiled a series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) featuring Gustav Klimt’s iconic artwork, “The Kiss” (also known as “The Lovers”), an emblem of passion and love depicted in

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures partners with Bloomberg Philanthropies to improve its digital platforms

The partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies will fund the development of the museum’s wide-ranging digital engagement platforms including its website, online archives and a new digital app that will expand the museum experience to visitors around the globe. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the largest museum in the US devoted to the arts, sciences, history, and social impact

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Natural History Museum Identifies 552 New Species in 2021

Scientists working for the Natural History Museum in London have accounted for the existence of some 552 newly identified species over the course of the last calendar year. The museum announces how many species its scientific research has established most years and it seems that 2021 was a particularly bountiful year. According to the museum, last year’s new

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Metropolitan Museum of Art to Remove Sackler Family Name From its Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has revealed a significant shift in its approach to sponsorship amid controversy surrounding the Sackler family, known for their extensive philanthropy to art institutions and their connection to the opioid epidemic plaguing the United States. The Sackler family, whose fortune is deeply intertwined with the pharmaceutical industry, has been

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