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Chris Cummings is the founder & CEO of Iconic Moments, the first NFT Marketplace exclusively for historical and cultural brands. Iconic Moments is a recipient of the 2022 United Nations World Summit Award for innovation in culture and tourism.
Chris is an entrepreneur, 4-time CEO, and former Federal attorney. Prior to founding Iconic Moments, Chris founded Pass It Down, a digital storytelling platform for cultural institutions, that’s been recognized globally as a pioneer in experiential media by Coca-Cola, the Consumer Technology Association, Daymond John, and the Museum + Heritage Awards. Chris consults the world’s leading institutions on how to drive digital engagement and revenue.
Chris received his JD from the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center and has clerked for numerous judges, including the honorable Chief Justice Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Chris received a double BA in Political Science and International Relations from Louisiana State University.
How might NFTs be a storytelling medium for digital collections?
The term ‘NFT’ is fast becoming part of mainstream vocabulary, but how might this emerging technology be part of a museum’s digital strategy? This talk will introduce NFTs and the wider technology known as ‘web3’. It will explore how these tokens can be used to reflect a museum’s mission and be a means to tell the stories of an institution.