What is the goal of Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE?
Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE is an innovative fundraising project where selected digital artists create an homage to a work from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern. Art enthusiasts can purchase these artworks as NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) starting from June 20, 2023, and contribute to the replacement construction of the physical art museum in Bern: zukunft.kunstmuseumbern.ch
Who initiated Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE and who is involved?
Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE was developed as an innovative fundraising project for the benefit of the Kunstmuseum Bern by the agency furrerhugi. and the NFT specialist Tokengate. The "Virtual Art Circle" was founded as a separate association to accompany the operational implementation of this fundraising project.
How can I access the virtual rooms of Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE?
Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE can be visited through the immersive metaverse platform Spatial. Visitors can enter the virtual exhibition platform as avatars in real-time, view the artworks, and engage with each other about them. To access the platform, you can use the app (Android / iOS) or access it via the browser.
Can I view the exhibited NFTs without a VR headset?
Yes, a screen is sufficient. This can be a mobile phone, laptop, or any other screen connected to the internet.
What is an NFT?
A Non-Fungible Token is a "cryptographically unique, indivisible, irreplaceable, and verifiable token that represents a specific object, whether digital or physical, on a blockchain". The token represents the ownership and authenticity certificate of the digital artwork. NFTs simplify the collecting, trading, and exhibiting of digital artworks.
How can I buy an NFT?
You can easily purchase the NFTs at Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE with either a credit card or cryptocurrency. No prior knowledge or personal wallets are required.
What is a cryptocurrency?
A cryptocurrency is a currency that exists only in the digital world. All transactions are recorded and stored in a digital ledger called the blockchain. Like a tangible currency, cryptocurrencies can be used to purchase goods and services. Currently, the most well-known and widely used cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, followed by Ethereum.
What is a wallet?
A blockchain wallet is a digital wallet where cryptocurrencies can be stored and managed. Thanks to user-friendly software wallets such as Metamask and many others, setting up a wallet is now very straightforward. Their different functions for managing digital assets include a wallet address, a secure storage for crypto keys, and secure sign-in and backup features for emergencies. Metamask is available as a browser extension as well as an app for mobile devices and can be set up in just a few minutes.
How can I set up a personal wallet?
In order to trade the NFTs purchased from the Kunstmuseum Bern INFINITE webshop on the common secondary markets, i.e. resell them, you need to have a wallet compatible with Ethereum/Polygon. We recommend installing "Metamask" in your browser for this purpose. No wallet is required for the first purchase.
You can find more information at metamask.io.
1. Open the link with Chrome, Firefox, Brave, or Edge browser.
2. Click on "Download now".
3. You can now set up your Metamask wallet. Please allow yourself 5 minutes for this.