Rembrandt Museum Online Sells Night Watch NFTs During Fundraiser

The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation wants to open a virtual Rembrandt museum. To raise funds for this, the foundation will sell 8,000 Nightstalker digital coins for $200-300 each in cryptocurrency. They’re not just selling digital images of fragments of the masterpiece, but non-fungible or NFT tokens – unique properties that can’t be copied. The property is also saved in a database.

Additionally, they are pieces of a Night Watch image as it must have looked when the work left Rembrandt’s studio in 16642, in its original size and colors. Pieces were cut in the 18th century, but thanks to a 17th century copy, we know what the complete painting originally looked like. Rembrandt expert Ernst van de Wetering, who died last year, digitized, remastered and restored all of Rembrandt’s works in collaboration with the Rembrandt Heritage Foundation. This will now be used again.

Buyers cannot choose which part they buy. So they just have to wait and see what share they get. But with the purchase of a fragment (under a digital bell), they “not only become the owner of their own piece of The Night Watch, but also the founder of the MetaRembrandt Museum, which will open later”, said the initiators . “It is the only place in the world where all of Rembrandt van Rijn’s paintings have been remastered, digitally restored to their original state and can be admired in high definition.”
Owners of an NFT will have free access to the digital museum with the 306 paintings of the great master.

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