After NFTs took off in 2021, the way we think about art changed forever. There is now a mechanism for producing truly digital-native art. However, the vitality of traditional physical art has not disappeared.
Private Museum is the first and only curated gallery for traditional art NFTs backed by the actual physical pieces. It is a connection between the essential physical and the digital divine. The private museum will exist digitally as its own full-fledged metaverse, but is also opening galleries in major cities to provide access—for all—to the modern masterpieces of the NFT generation.
Why art can be unattainable
Art always changes, but our appreciation for it doesn’t. Art is always innovative, but how we experience and embrace art can remain the same. For years the art world has existed in isolated galleries, isolated and inaccessible, curated by professors in ivory towers. Most people – even those who love art – would never normally visit a private gallery. More problematic is that brilliant artists worthy of our attention are marginalized because of the barriers created by these traditional spaces.
How a private museum empowers artists and collectors
Private Museum has created a complete ecosystem for artists and creators, aiming to bring to light the wonder of NFT art while democratizing the art market – empowering artists around the world to give their art to the world with one click. It aims to showcase the genius talent of this new artist cohort and expand appreciation and understanding of NFTs beyond simple ape paintings. There’s nothing wrong with monkey paintings, but the Private Museum is focused on bringing classic fine art — paintings and sculptures and the like — to the digital world.
This is because all private museum NFTs are unique and based on an existing physical work of art. The NFT is a digital added value to the artwork that already exists in the physical. When an artist wants the Private Museum to host their work, they enter into a contract, then the Private Museum works with the artist to create the NFT and then hosts it for public use in their public museum.
Public and private museums
Public museums are owned by the Private Museum Project. They are the gateway to the rest of the ecosystem of the private museum. In the public museum, visitors and collectors will enjoy an enchanting digital space of VR and 3D art, a panoptical vision of the modern NFT world. The public museum also hosts a marketplace where collectors can buy NFTs directly from the (digital) gallery wall. There will also be special events, private sales, and community-only auctions to participate in.
How Private Museum’s NFTs open up the Metaverse
The NFT artworks are all printed and verified by the Private Museum. If you own one, you have access to the entire ecosystem they have created. Once you own one, you can join the huge community of digital art collectors who also visit the museum and create a space in which to share their love of art.
They also plan to allow users to create theirs own private museum. This museum represents a user’s own space within the Private Museum metaverse. Here they can show their artworks and invite others to see their collection in a beautifully rendered VR/3D space.
Users who have their own private museum create a space in the metaverse where they can invite and chat with friends, guests, strangers and who knows other collectors who might be interested in purchasing a piece from your collection. Like all metaverses, this metaverse is still under development. But soon, digital art galleries will be an everyday reality, and Private Museum wants to be the first.
memory of physical art
However, the art does not only consist of pure NFTs. The private museum’s collections are all underpinned by real physical works of art. And in the private museum’s auctions, the art-loving community can buy both the actual physical artwork and the NFT. Although Private Museum believes that the future of art will be partly in the chain, it still firmly believes in the transcendental glory of physical art and tries to use the technology of blockchain to make this physical art world more accessible to everyone.
As such, a key part of Private Museum’s roadmap is to create offline experiences through NFT galleries in some of the world’s largest cities. This space will cross the line between digital and physical, creating a meaningful bridge between the reality we live in and the virtual paradise we may soon enter together.
Blockchains and Roadmaps
Currently, Private Museum’s NFTs exist as ERC-721 tokens on the Polygon and BNB networks. This is only the first step. Private Museum knows the future is multi-chain and intends to expand its metaverse of private and public NFT museums to a variety of mainstream blockchains in the coming months.
To date, over 2500 artworks have been certified and authenticated and more than 162 collections are available for viewing. These numbers at such an early stage show that Private Museum is indeed doing something very right. Artists want to work with them and collectors want to buy from their galleries. Opening their galleries to the general public will really spur a new way of appreciating, buying and finding the latest the art world has to offer.
Allowing art to transcend borders
Art is always the first to pave the way for new technologies. Art is the food that keeps the modern soul alive. By connecting breakthrough NFT technology to the world of physical art collecting, Private Museum bridges the real and the unreal, the physical and the digital, the present and the future. So enjoy the gallery, buy your favorite piece and soon you will have your own private museum. Follow the Discord and subscribe to Telegram to learn more and follow the latest developments of this exciting project.