With a Virtual Art Gallery and Museum, the Vatican Enters the NFTS

The Vatican announced the launch of a virtual, non-fungible token (NFT) art gallery or museum, where visitors would be able to marvel at the collection of holy artworks, paintings, and manuscripts. By the end of 2022, the show will be open to people who use virtual reality headsets and computers.

The Vatican has teamed up with Sensorium, a virtual reality company, and Humanity 2.0, a non-profit that the Vatican supports.

In a blog post, Sensoriuma leading metaverse developer specialising in VR and NFT solutions—announced that they would collaborate with the Humanity 2.0 Foundation to create the world’s first VR and NFT exhibition dedicated to the Vatican’s art and intellectual material.


Under the direction of Father Philip Larrey, who holds the Chair of Logic and Epistemology at the Vatican’s Pontifical Lateran University, the Vatican tried to make art more accessible to everyone, like everyone else.

According to Father Larrey:

We look forward to collaborating with Sensorium on methods to democratize art, making it more accessible to individuals worldwide, regardless of their socioeconomic or geographic circumstances.

Additionally, Father Larrey said that this new relationship with Sensorium would assist them in achieving their aim by providing sophisticated technological solutions.

The Vatican houses some of the world’s most beautiful works of art and antiquities. The Vatican Museums were established in the sixteenth century and now include over 800 items of art. Among these artists are Michelangelo, Raphael, and other Renaissance and modern artists.

As of now, the Vatican hasn’t decided whether or not to make its digital assets available for sale as NFTs.

Numerous corporations have joined the metaverse via active investment in blockchains and non-volatile memory. Since the outbreak of COVID and the subsequent lockdowns, companies and the Vatican have focused on their digital footprint and online presence.

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