“UNCOPIED.ART: Making the original truly unique: Introducing a blockchain for GLAM institutions” presented by Wandl-Vogt, Carsenat and Rodighiero


Session Title:

  • Summit on New Media Art Archiving: Lightning Talks

Presentation Title:

  • UNCOPIED.ART: Making the original truly unique: Introducing a blockchain for GLAM institutions




  • This lightning briefly introduces the conceptual aspects of uncopied.art, an endeavour with the mission to make ORIGINAL truly UNIQUE, with physical and digitally immutable certificates of authenticity, expertise, inventory that will outlive us. In the talk the authors discuss the core values, offering a closer view to the workflow of certification.

    The authors focus on the opportunities, UNCOPIED may offer for archiving and aim to jointly discover potential risks and pitfalls going along with implementing this emerging technology for the long run in archives. Furthermore, the audience will be introduced to the recent case study that relies on a collaboration with LCMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    As a byproduct of securing art works on a transparent blockchain, UNCOPIED makes available its own dataset to scientists interested to work with open data for research purpose. UNCOPIED aims to provide innovative methods to secure digital collections by making metadata public. A scientific committee is in charge of making the dataset accessible in the respect of stakeholders interests, privacy and ethical concerns.

    The authors briefly discuss the current non-hierarchical organizational setting of UINCOPIED and outline its necessity against the background of Open Innovation and its meaning in the progress of innovation.