The Kharkiv Art Museum, one of Ukraine’s most valuable museums, has created a captivating NFT collection on Binance to preserve its cultural heritage in the face of the ongoing Russian invasion that has recently targeted cultural resources. The “Art without Barriers” NFT collection will only be available on the Binance NFT marketplace and features amazing works of art from the 16th to the 18th centuries, Kharkiv Art Museum stated.
Converting artworks to NFTs to rebuild the ruins is a smart move as the Kharkiv Art Museum boasts of over 25,000 works of fine art from the 15th to 21st centuries from Ukraine, Western Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. It needs to be preserved for future generations.
In a statement, CEO of Kharkiv Art Museum Oleksandr Honcharov said, “Today we are erasing borders and moving into the digital era. With the help of Web3 technologies, the collection of the Kharkiv Art Museum can be exhibited anywhere in the digital world. Masterpieces cared for by the museum will be able to help its development in such a difficult time.”
The auction began on October 13th and will last for a week. The proceeds would be donated to continue operating the museum and preserving Ukraine’s cultural heritage. Fifteen pieces of works from artists like Simon de Vlieger, Albrecht Dürer, Ivan Aivazovsky, and Georg Jacob Johann van Os are included in this first batch of the NFT collection.
The NFTs will be grouped into three categories:
Gold – starts at $1,000 BUSD for five works of art
Silver – Starts at $750 BUSD for five works of art.
Bronze – includes five pieces of art, with a starting price of $500 BUSD
By placing it on Binance NFT, these NFTs will try to be sold out and empower Ukrainians to dream and rebuild a safe place for their relics.
So far, NFTs have been used to help Ukraine during these dark times. Proceeds from several NFT auctions are used to help restore physical structures that have been damaged in the war.