The state Tretyakov gallery, in collaboration with the integrator of digital technologies RDI.Digital is developing a blockchain project My Tretyakov, which allows digitizing the exhibits and make them available to users around the world.

The collection will be digitized on private donations from users of the new platform. Each of them can become a “patron of one masterpiece”. Donating money for the digitization of the exhibit, the user (individual or company) becomes his patron. Data on all cartridges will be stored in the blockchain.

“The system randomly chooses a storage unit (an electronic copy of a work of art) will be deemed to be digitized with the help of this cartridge and connects the name with the object. The relationship name or company name with the digital exhibit is secured using blockchain technology, developed by the Austrian company Riddle&Code”, – explained the press service of the RDI.Digital.

If desired, the patron will be able to remain incognito. Digital patronage masterpiece you will also be able to “give” to another person.

The donation amount is still under discussion.

According to the Director of RDI.Digital Alexei steblyov, Tretyakov My goal is to give each person anywhere in the world the opportunity to touch the Russian art, which collect, examine and preserve at the Tretyakov gallery.

The General Director of the Tretyakov gallery Zelfira Tregulova in turn, said:

“We set an ambitious goal – to make Russian art an important part of daily lives of people around the world.”

The project will be presented at the Business venue of VII Saint-Petersburg international cultural forum today, November 15.