May 20, 2024
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Discover World History & Art in the Metaverse: British Museum Joins The Sandbox

The Sandbox, a metaverse development platform, announced a collaboration with the British Museum via a blog on July 27. The collaboration aims to introduce the museum’s historical collections to the metaverse users through new “immersive experiences.” As part of this venture, digital collectibles reflecting the museum’s diverse collections will be created.

Sebastien Borget, The Sandbox’s Chief Operating Officer and co-founder, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership. He stated that it provides an excellent opportunity for players to discover and appreciate the British Museum’s extraordinary collections of human history, art, and culture, regardless of their location.

This collaboration also involves a Web3 platform called laCollection, which serves as the museum’s licensing partner. LaCollection has previously worked with leading museums worldwide to bring art into the digital realm.

While this marks the British Museum’s initial venture into the Web3 space, other major museums have already made strides in the metaverse. For instance, the Centre Pompidou in France, renowned for its modern art collection, launched an exhibition focused on art and blockchain, featuring sought-after nonfungible token (NFT) collections like CryptoPunks and Autoglyphs. Additionally, the Kharkiv Art Museum in Ukraine launched an NFT collection to raise funds for its operations and cultural heritage preservation. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp in Belgium also tokenized a classic art masterpiece valued at millions of euros.

Conversely, in the past, the metaverse platform Decentraland hosted Metaverse Art Week, showcasing interactive exhibitions of digital art, including a captivatingly immersive experience centered around the life and works of the renowned painter Frida Kahlo, featuring never-before-seen digitalized art.

Image: Wikimedia

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