The Vatican will officially launch the NFT gallery in order to “democratize art” and make visible the works in its collection.
The Vatican museum will open a virtual art gallery with Tokens no fungibles (NFT ) para que personas de todo el mundo puedan ver las obras de arte, manuscritos, documentos académicos y otros objetos de su colección.
This initiative is a cooperation betweenSensorium, a virtual reality startup, and Humanity 2.0 a Vatican non-profit organization that addresses obstacles to the socio-economic and cultural development of humanity through leadership, media and technology. This global project is chaired by Father Philip Larrey, Dean of Philosophy at the Vatican University. University of the Pope (Pontifical Lateran University) in Vatican City.
The hope of the public-private partnership is to enable the development of the gallery. NFT non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are cryptocurrencies that do not possess the property of fungibility. accessible in virtual reality and desktop and that present renowned masterpieces from the Vatican collection.
Vatican Virtual Gallery
The information was made public in a press release Sensorium, a metaverse a metaverse is a digital universe that contains all the aspects of the real world, such as real-time interactions and economies. It offers a unique experience to end-users. developer, which leverages the latest artificial intelligence, virtual reality and NFT solutions, said about the deal:
“Las partes trabajarán en el desarrollo de la primera galería VR virtual reality (VR) technology is used to simulate an immersive artificial world that can mimic or transcend reality. V y NFT que albergará las iniciativas artísticas, de contenido y académicas del Vaticano”.
In addition, Father Philip Larrey testified about this:
“We look forward to working with Sensorium to explore ways to democratize art, making it more accessible to people around the world, regardless of their socioeconomic and geographic limitations.”
Larrey added: “ Partnering with Sensorium takes this goal one step further and equips us with the latest technology solutions.
It is also anticipated that the gallery, which will be accessible through virtual reality headsets, as well as on desktop computers, will be ready by the end of this year. Sensorium Galaxy is now in beta version.
The Vatican is among the most visited art museums in the world and attracts more than 6 million visitors a year, according to reports. Its collection consists of nearly 800 works of art by 250 international artists, including Michelangelo, Raphael, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. Founded in the 16th century, the museum houses priceless pieces from the history of art, ranging from Renaissance and Classicism to Post-Impressionism and Surrealism.
It is not the only one
Other museums have already undertaken similar initiatives. For example, the co-founder of Guggenheim, Todd Morley, chairs the Overline project, which aims to build a wireless protocol the set of rules that define interactions on a network, usually involving consensus, transaction validation, and network participation on a blockchain. and “ the world’s largest NFT museum ” in New York . Likewise, last year the State Hermitage Museum, in Russia, and Binance NFT, the NFT market an area or arena, online or offline, in which commercial dealings are conducted. of Binance, announced their cooperation in the creation and launch of tokenized art from the museum’s collection.
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