The Czech nobles House of Lobkowicz, has restored over 50 valuable artworks in their exhibition spaces in the Czech Republic. The Lobkowicz Collections was created and exhibited October last year as part of the Non-Fungible Castle event.
The decision to restore these historical art pieces was thanks to NFT sales and the event. To thank the NFT holders for their strong support, they are receiving NFTs of famous artwork post-restoration.
House of Lobkowicz NFTs Assisted In Restoring Valuable Artworks
NFTs played an important role to the House of Lobkowicz in restoring the pieces of art. This Web3 distinctive approach that the noble family is using was positioned to involve their community in the restoration process as well, much like the form of ‘cultural philanthropy’.
Through this, they are able to build a community that cares about culture, art and also efforts in preserving historical items. Each NFT is priced according to the cost of restoration.
The Non-Fungible Castle NFT Collection
3 unique NFTs were created by the noble family in order to make the restoration possible. First and foremost, there was the proof of Patronage NFTs. It is priced to match restoration costs. Secondly, Digital Explorations offered an insight into how digital technology can enhance and protect art.
For this, there are a few ways to give the art a new light and a new way and this is through Animation, Music, X-ray and also infrared helped in viewing thee House of Lobkowicz art.
It is clear the power that NFT holds, as the House of Lobkowicz NFT Project was a huge success. As for the future, we could possibly meet with the same projects focusing on cultural philanthropy.
Historical Art and Web3 Philanthropy
Several historical and culturally important artworks are also among the few pieces that are fully restored. These include A Wild Boar in a Landscape (1694), a painting that features in Wes Andersons’s award-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Portrait of Dona Margarita Teresa Infanta of Spain, Archduchess of Austria and Empress (1622-1664). These artworks are now being exhibited at the grand Nelahozeves Castle.
It was said that the Chinese Belvedere was the most difficult piece to restore. This artwork is a room in the Lobkowicz Palace featuring murals and art dating back to 1906.
The Future of House of Lobkowicz NFTs
Due to the success of the Non-Fungible Castle experiment, we can expect future plans that aims to bridge the gap between the traditional art as well as the Web3 world of Art. Furthermore, thanks to the NFT collection, there is now a clear example of NFTs restoring precious art that others are able to use as well.
Moving forward, the noble family is looking into blockchain technology to discover, share, and preserve cultural identity.
The second edition of NFT Castle will take place on November 4th-5th. Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle will host a free NFT Exhibition from October 27th to November 14th as well. For more news on NFT collections, follow NFTeller community.