July 31, 2023

British Museum Enters Metaverse Through The Sandbox

The Sandbox & British Museum

The Sandbox & British Museum

The British Museum announced it collaborated with the Ethereum-based metaverse game, The Sandbox, to introduce it in the metaverse with the launch of NFTs.

In a statement, The Sandbox noted that through its partnership with the British Museum, it is set to launch new immersive experiences through which users can explore the museum’s unique collections in the virtual space to let them learn about the history from their homes.

In this regard, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox Sebastien Borget said: “We are very excited to collaborate with the British Museum to share its incredible collections with new audiences in the metaverse. This is a
great opportunity for The Sandbox players, regardless of where they are, to learn about and enjoy the amazing collections of human history, art, and culture in the British Museum.”

It is worth noting that this is the first time the British Museum forays into the Web43 space, but it is not the first time a major museum enters the metaverse. In February, the French contemporary art museum, the Centre Pompidou, launched its permanent exhibition targeting the intersection between art and the blockchain represented by NFTs. The museum featured NFTs of 16 digital artists around the world, including popular collectibles, such as CryptoPunk #110 and Autoglyph #25, both donated to the Centre Pompidou.

This month, Thyssen National Museum in Spain teamed up with the Olyverse platform to mint its own NFTs to be a unique collection featuring masterpieces of Van Gogh.

Thyssen and Olyverse will turn Van Gogh’s artworks into digital assets to be displayed in the metaverse. Each NFT will represent a stunning original artwork for Van Gogh.

Ukraine’s Kharkiv Arts Museum, in collaboration with Binance NFT, announced the launch of a set of digital tokens to be auctioned on the Binance marketplace.

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