Non-fungible token (NFT) fans now have a physical space they can visit to explore the emerging technology and share it with friends and family.
The Seattle NFT Museum is open for business and its founders claim it’s the first art museum and gallery dedicated solely to NFTs in the world.
NFTs are a nascent technology that allows for the verification of digital assets. In recent years, NFTs and NFT collections have exploded in popularity and they continue to revolutionize how people think about digital ownership and value.
The 3,000 square-foot NFT museum located in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle was founded by Peter Hamilton and Jennifer Wong with the aim of educating people about NFTs and the new online economy.
Here’s what we know about the Seattle NFT Museum:
- NFT art. There is a myriad of NFT art including digital artwork, 3D art, reproduced photography, and NFT art from popular collections.
- Education. The museum’s walls tell the history of NFTs, beginning with Kevin McCoy’s digital artwork Quantum, which dates to 2014. There is also information explaining the fundamentals of NFTs and Web 3.0 and we assume there are mentions of popular NFT collections like CryptoKitties, CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club, which helped to shape the NFT space and make it what it is today.
- Local artists. The founders are dedicated to supporting Seattle-based artists and plan to have a permanent space in the museum dedicated to local artists.
The museum opened on Jan 27, 2022, and plans to have NFT-related events and showcase artists in its gallery.
For a technology that is dominated by the digital, creating a physical space for fans to come together and meet seems like a novel and potentially fruitful idea. And for folks in the area who are passionate about NFTs but have no idea how to explain them to friends and families, now there’s an actual NFT you can bring them to.