The Vatican opens an official VR-NFT gallery to democratize art. In partnership with VR company Sensorium and Humanity 2.0, the Vatican’s non-profit organization, the new experience aims to remove boundaries that prevent people from expressing themselves and collaborating.
While it’s unclear if these Vatican NFTs will be available for sale, it’s exciting to see how they use NFT technology.
The Vatican NFT Gallery showcases unique art
The Vatican, officially Vatican City State, is a city-state in Rome, Italy. It is a sacred place, especially for the Catholic Church, and its presence dates back over a thousand years. Now the Vatican will immortalize some of these collections as NFTs.
Humanity 2.0 plays a massive role in supporting Web 3.0 at the Vatican. In addition, the chairman of the company is Father Philip Larrey. Significantly, he has written books on technology and artificial intelligence.
In a statement about the Vatican NFT Gallery, Father Larrey said, “We look forward to collaborating with Sensorium to explore avenues to democratize art and make it more widely accessible to people worldwide, regardless of their socioeconomic and geographic limitations.”
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and has its own laws and rules. In addition, the works of art and the items contained within are priceless and a crucial part of world history.
St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are some notable features in the city. Art, statues and more can be seen at the historic site. In total there are over 70,000 works in the Vatican Museum. These include artworks by Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael and many more. The Vatican plans to show these artworks to people using NFTs.