The Contemporary Art Museum of Sicily was born on an anomaly that has marked the season of contemporary art museums of the 2000s, museums born "before and apart from the collections that instead, once, were the reason on which to motivate the birth of a museum" [*].
The contemporary museum can be understood, therefore, as a museum without a repository or, better, as a museum with a repository "without walls". Consequently, with the exception of the collection, the quality of the contemporary museum must be measured by the work, the research, the contributions of its constituent parts, whether internal or external, which participate more or less actively in the constitution of the museum.
An institution of stakeholders who, through a reticular structure of action-work, establish operational, participatory and open modes that can continuously update the imagination of the cultural asset. A set of nodes that participate in the creation and validation of the activities of the institution-museum.
As a decentralized and autonomous organization, the blockchain can contaminate and complement the contemporary museum in the construction of a new imaginary. As a first act of reconfiguration, from its current state of minimal consciousness, the Contemporary Art Museum of Sicily can therefore activate a blockchain and certify in its blocks the participation of the institution's stakeholders.
(*) Renato Quaglia, start-up manager of the “Palazzo Riso - Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily”, in the essay “Il contemporaneo è un arcipelago”, 2008. Sam proposal, although potentially replicable in different contexts, is a reaction to the state of minimum consciousness in which the art institution has been collapsed. A kind of atypical body, among the others that form the complex departmental structure of the Sicilian Region, Palazzo Riso’s main mission is not to protect the assets it is holding, but that of the “promotion of the Sicilian contemporary art”, therefore to promote all the categories we indicate in the proposal as the stakeholders of the institution.