The Vatican, through collaboration between Sensorium and Humanity 2.0, is set to open an NFT gallery. It would showcase artworks of historical artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Pablo Picasso, and Marc Chagall.
Sensorium, a virtual reality startup, and the Vatican-led NGO Humanity 2.0, are working together to create the first-ever VR and non-fungible token gallery. It will host the Vatican’s art, content, and academic initiatives, which include manuscripts and masterpieces.
Father Philip Larry, Humanity 2.0 chairman, said the NGO is looking forward to working with Sensorium to explore ways to democratize art. It wants to make it more widely available to people around the world regardless of their socio-economic and geographical limitations. Father Larry highlighted that the partnership with Sensorium brings their goal a step further and equips the Vatican with the latest tech solutions.
Sensorium is a global technology company. It delivers immersive experiences ranging from ultra-realistic virtual reality shows performed by renowned artists such as David Guetta to Steve Aoki, as well as interactive games and meditation practices. The startup hopes the public-private partnership will allow the development of an NFT-gallery accessible in VR and on desktop computers. Sensorium said the gallery will feature renowned masterpieces from the Vatican’s collection.
Art lovers will be able to access the gallery via virtual reality headsets and desktop computers. The Vatican is on the list of the most visited art museums in the world. The city, through its collection of nearly 800 artworks by 250 international artists, attracts over six million attendees a year. The museum houses invaluable pieces of art history – from the renaissance and classicism to post-impressionism, and surrealism.