Sensorium, a leading metaverse developer, leveraging the latest AI, VR, and NFT solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with the Humanity 2.0 Foundation. The parties will collaborate on the creation of the world’s first VR and NFT gallery, which will house the Vatican’s art, content, and academic initiatives.
The Vatican is one of the world’s most popular art museums, with over 6 million visitors each year. Its collection comprises nearly 800 artworks by 250 international artists, including Michelangelo, Raphael, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. The museum, which dates back to the 16th century, houses priceless works of art spanning from renaissance and classicism to post-impressionism and surrealism.
The public-private partnership’s goal is to enable the creation of an NFT-gallery that will be accessible through VR and PC and will feature renowned artworks from the Vatican’s collection.
The public-private cooperation intends to make the Vatican’s heritage – manuscripts, artworks, and academic initiatives – more accessible to individuals who might otherwise be unable to see it.
This global project is chaired by Father Philip Larrey, Dean of Philosophy at the Pope’s University (Pontifical Lateran University) in Vatican City.
Father Philip Larrey, Chairman of Humanity 2.0 said “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. The partnership with Sensorium brings this goal a step further and equips us with the latest tech solutions.