Spanish National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza & Olyverse Team Up to Bring Van Gogh NFTs to the Metaverse
The Spanish Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum is set to mint its own certified NFT collection of Van Gogh’s best art, in partnership with metaverse platform and decentralized stars club, Olyverse.
Spanish National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza has teamed up with the Olyverse metaverse to turn Van Gogh art into certified NFTs and bring them to the celebrity-focused platform.
This is the first time a national museum in Spain is doing such a mint, one which comprises of an exclusive collection of Van Gogh’s best work into non-fungible tokens, with the Olyverse CEO Carlos Grenolt telling Decrypt that the artworks “were converted into high-definition NFTs using blockchain technology and certified by the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, a national museum.”
Part of this partnership is also a collaboration with LG, who will make it possible for holders of Van Gogh NFTs to showcase the artwork they own through displays powered by blockchain.
The Olyverse CEO said the following:
“By democratizing access to art through NFTs, we hope to enable individuals to experience Van Gogh's works in a new way. Our metaverse serves as a platform to exhibit and explore these digital masterpieces, offering an immersive and enriching experience that transcends traditional museum boundaries.”
Olyverse is a metaverse platform that describes itself as a “decentralized stars club” meaning that it consists of NFTs resembling various celebrities with whom fans who hold their non-fungible tokens can interact with through various ways, with the StarsClub section of the official website mentioning premium activities, experiences with stars, private metaverse areas, VIP areas, and more. For example, fans who either own a Handmade collectible of Álvaro Morte’s collection or own a NFT with a VIP HOOD attribute from the same collection and hold 50k $OLY tokens are able to redeem an opportunity for an exclusive dinner event with the renowned actor.
While a sale for Álvaro Morte has already took place, the one for Vincent Van Gogh has not yet. When it does though, it is said to feature a supply of 100 that will be possible to buy thanks to a partnership with Telefónica.
Next to the historical artist and the popular actor, there are more stars coming soon to the platform, including Turkish actor Kerem Bürsin, former FC Barcelona defender Carles Puyol, and Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky.