- AerariumChain's proposal is to make technology useful in art in several ways. The first way is supporting museums in monitoring the conservative status of their artworks. Our accurate 3D scans (up to 0.05 mm), taken non-invasively and within minutes, provide precise and detailed information about the artwork. Each 3D scan is notarised on the blockchain, and when the 3D of an artwork is uploaded for the first time we create the artwork fingerprint, that we call Unique Virtual Image (UVI). Then, the next 3D scans done periodically, or when some event occurs, are associated to the fingerprint. Identification algorithms detects the differences between different 3D scans of the same artwork to detect problems.
In addition, our model claims to help museums to create a fundraising from the value of the artworks themselves.
This procedure is also used to document the state of conservation of the artwork when it arrives at an exhibition, thus contributing to extremely complete and objective condition reports. We are carrying out this service for the exhibitions of several Italian museums and it is highly appreciated by the restorers.
Then, we are helping museums to leverage on the hyper-realistic 3D assets we are generating to collect funds and support their mission.
This is possible by creating fractionalised NFTs from the UVI of the artworks - we call them NFTMicro - that the museum can sell. Users that buy NFTMicro can experience the 3D file of the artwork. This closes the circle in which our technology helps museums combat the degradation of artworks and raise funds to invest in their own needs.