British Museum Rides the Great NFT Wave with Hokusai Digital ‘Postcards’! - WB 1st Oct 2021


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0:00 Introduction

02:05 Rolling News…

18:14 British Museum Hokusai NFTs


Link of the Week:

‘Hi-Res Hokusai for Free’:



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Transport Committee - Weds 22nd September 2021:


British Museum Enters World of NFTs with Digital Hokusai Postcards:

The British Museum is Minting NFTs of its Art - Because of a Cold LinkedIn Message from a Start-Up:

What are NFTs, and What is their Environmental Impact?

Dr. Bendor Grosvenor Twitter:

The Reproduction Fee Hustle:

The End of Museum Image Fees?

Hokusai’s Imagination Leaps off the Page At British Museum:

Sutton Hoo: Photos of 1939 Excavation Digitised:

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