Monday 19 June 2017
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Thngs needs to be a Wikipedia for bodily objects

Moscow-based Thngs is constructing one thing akin to a Wikipedia for bodily objects. Though, on condition that the startup is already engaged on methods to monetize its providing, purists will doubtless take subject with that comparability.

Working with museums initially, Thngs needs to create a digital repository of bodily objects, together with prime quality photographs and descriptions, in order that they aren’t misplaced without end.

The corporate has already signed offers with two Russian museums — Polytechnic Museum and Moscow Design Museum — and has produced over a dozen ‘Reveals’ which sees it assist museums and makers create a web-based assortment of their wares.

“Thngs is a spot for each factor to gather and share details about bodily objects — issues,” explains co-founder and CEO Dima Dewinn. “We made it straightforward and comfy to find, share and save details about issues. The service permits museums, collectors, manufacturers and producers to achieve out to their audiences, giving nearly the identical expertise in bodily dimension”.

Fully bootstrapped up to now, Dewinn says the startup has tried to fundraise however up to now with out success. “We had a few conferences with Russian buyers, though Russian investor is a fable itself as a typology,” he says. “We had been instructed that there isn’t any manner we may construct such a posh service, and even when we’ve, we wouldn’t make any cash. US VC funds instructed us that the service is nice, however we have to transfer to US to develop it”.


As a substitute the Thngs group targeted on creating key options of the service and found out a manner of earning profits. It turned out that museums want exactly what the startup may provide —- digitising collections and offering a device to speak the resulted content material. “Makers and producers have the identical want,” says Dewinn.

To that finish, the startup helps its purchasers create high-quality photographs and 360 sequences of their issues, and gives public entry in a manner persons are acquainted with and wish. As well as, Thngs is about to launch a partnership program with Getty Photos in order that its purchasers (museums, galleries and collectors) can promote their photographs, 360s and 3D fashions through Thngs.

Provides Dewinn: “The bodily preservation of all issues shouldn’t be attainable, however we are able to protect details about them. We made Thngs as a Wikipedia for bodily objects, the place every factor has its personal web page with metadata, photographs and information, that anybody can edit. We intention to develop a device to find, accumulate and get issues. A Noah’s ark for the fabric world”.

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