The Vatican Is Opening Its Own VR Gallery To ‘Democratize Art’
The digital venue will feature NFT artwork based on famous works from The Vatican’s collection.
One of the most popular art museums in the world is teaming up with metaverse developer Sensorium Corporation to launch an official NFT gallery available in VR and on desktops. Here, visitors will be able to peruse a collection of renowned works of art brought to life in the metaverse.
Leading the initiative is Humanity 2.0, a non-profit organization funded by the Vatican dedicated to solving socio-economic and cultural issues through a combination of media and technology. This partnership will bring The Vatican’s art, content, and academic initiatives to VR for the first time, allowing anyone access regardless of their physical location.
Created in the 16th century, The Vatican is home to art from a wide range of legendary artists, including Michelangelo, Salvador Dalí, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso just to name a few. As for which pieces will make their way to Humanity 2.0’s NFT gallery, we’ll just have to wait and see.
“We look forward to working with Sensorium to explore ways to democratize art, making it more widely available to people around the world regardless of their socio-economic and geographical limitations,” said Father Philip Larrey, Chairman of Humanity 2.0.” The partnership with Sensorium brings this goal a step further and equips us with the latest tech solutions.”
The gallery will be open to the public in Sensorium Galaxy, a virtual metaverse accessible via desktop and in VR using major PC VR headsets. In addition to this holy NFT gallery, Sensorium Galaxy also serves as a live music platform, allowing users from around the world to join live shows featuring popular artists like Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, David Guetta, and Eric Prydz. This segue into the art world could help expand the company’s user base by targeting a whole new demographic of attendees.
Image Credit: Sensorium Corporation x The Vatican