The British Museum (BM) has partnered with French start-up LaCollection.io to sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of 200 works by Katsushika Hokusai, a celebrated Japanese artist of the 19th Century . The launch coincides with the opening of the exhibition Hokusai: The Great Picture Book Of Everything, which will display 103 previously unseen drawings by Hokusai for the first time. Over 200 Hokusai NFT artworks will be available for purchase online from 30 September to 31 January. “It is so important that as a museum we continually adapt to new markets and find new ways of reaching people that we may not reach through traditional channels,” added British Museum licensing manager Craig Bendle. The NFTs will correspond to digital images of the Hokusais produced by the Museum. They fall into different categories, from ‘unique’ (a single image of one of the most famous works), through ‘ultra-rare’ (two images), ‘limited’ (1,000) and ‘common’ (10,000). Prices start at about $500 for the common NFTs. Half are digital images of works in the exhibition, including the famed The Great Wave, while another 100 are from the museum’s wider collection, including drawings from the recently rediscovered book which is the subject of the exhibition. The NFTs will be sold on the LaCollection.io site, some at a fixed price, with the different editions being gradually fed onto the market. Payment can be in fiat currency or cryptocurrency, with owner able to resell the pieces either on the LaCollection.io platform or on another platform such as openseas.io.