Russia to Create a Cultural Heritage Blockchain Register
Tuesday, 11 10 2020, Category: Technology, Country: World
In December 2018, a digital initiative planned to use blockchain to catalog the works of art in the Tretyakov Gallery, Russia’s premier art museum.
When the creators wanted to bring down geographical barriers that kept young people from art, they could never have predicted the pandemic. But since the coronavirus disrupted life across the planet, initiatives like this have exploded in Russia.
Some academics are rescuing empty museums. Dr. Kiril Rybak, a culturologist, has said in an interview that blockchain could solve the biggest problem facing cultural heritage: collecting and sorting information about works of art. But he offered a solution.
In an interview with Rossiyaskaya Gazeta, Rybak said that Russia is actively discussing the development of a digital distributed register of documents and works of art. The project will connect each piece with expert information, values, provenance, rights of ownership, and more.
He explained that the 2020 pandemic had sped up the development of digital museum exhibits and online concerts and shows.