MISW Museum and the NEAR Foundation have joined forces, incorporating the museum's entire collection onto the NEAR blockchain. This integration not only ensures the collection's security but also facilitates the utilization of NFT technology within the museum's offerings. By placing the collection on the blockchain, the museum enables the creation of derivative art pieces and will establish an innovative Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) specifically designed for children. Through this initiative, young artists who submit their artwork gain the empowering opportunity to participate in the decision-making processes of the museum actively.
Leveraging the power of blockchain technology and decentralized governance models, MISW aims to create an inclusive, transparent, and engaging experience for its community. As members of the DAO, the children will have the opportunity to vote annually on the programs that the MISW Museum will fund. This democratic approach encourages a sense of ownership and involvement among the young members, ensuring that their voices are heard and their perspectives are taken into account when making important decisions about the museum's future.
Furthermore, the museum will initiate partnerships with digital NFT artists, inviting them to draw inspiration from the MISW archive to create unique derivative art pieces available for purchase. The proceeds from these original works will contribute to funding the programs chosen by the members of the DAO. This collaborative approach not only supports the artists but also ensures that the museum's programs benefit from a diverse range of creative input and financial backing.