Uganda National Museum Collaborates with software developer Murcom to conduct digital exhibition on the Binance NFT marketplace.

Uganda National Museum is collaborating with software development firm Murcom to create digital representations of the unique artefacts that the facility displays. Murcom, through its MUDA NFT platform, will produce blockchain based digital representations of the various items under the Museum’s custody. Further, these items will be displayed online and auctioned on the upcoming Binance NFT, the NFT marketplace of Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider. Binance NFT will be launching on the 24th of June 2021 with MUDA and the Uganda National Museum participating in Binance NFT’s ‘100 Creators’ campaign, an exclusive campaign to support and promote innovative creators from around the world and spotlight NFT pieces from different cultures.

Murcom Director Suleiman Murunga said, “An NFT is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger called a blockchain that certifies any digital file to be unique. It uses a cryptographic transaction process to ensure the authentication of each digital file by providing a digital signature that is used to track NFT ownership. They are issued to digitally to represent various items such as art, music, collectibles, property and so on.”

The Uganda National Museum holds a rich array of cultural pieces, royal regalia, pre-historic pieces and ancient tools from various tribes within as well as across the African continent.

“The Museum has an amazing collection of pre-historic items that can be marketed globally due to their unique yet relatable appeal and the fact that most humans are intrigued by the historical timeline, especially because it is full of mysteries. This partnership with the National Museum will see us set up an online web page that will be used to display the NFTs and the items that the Museum represents. We shall take professional photos of the different items and convert them into digital art works after which we shall apply these digital artworks on the blockchain and create the afore-mentioned NFTs. The collaboration with the newly unveiled Binance NFT marketplace will allow us to carry out an exhibition and auction off the items,” he added.

Emmanuel Babalola, Director at Binance Africa added that “We are especially excited to host African creators as we see the profound opportunity NFTs and the blockchain bring to the entire continent. As NFTs transform the digital art world, it is important that African creators are provided an even larger platform with optimal solutions to reach a more global audience”

This project is aimed at raising awareness and funds for the Museum, which was greatly impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. Additionally, Murcom’s NFT management product, MUDA, will also allow artists and content creators to launch NFTs on the Binance smartchain.

Murcom has vast experience and has developed various technologies for clients in different sectors including banks, telecoms, government agencies, NGOs and corporations.

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