British Museum and The Sandbox Forge Historic Partnership to Bring Art and History to the Metaverse


The British Museum has announced a partnership with the Sandbox metaverse development platform to bring its collections into the metaverse. This initiative aims to create new “immersive experiences” for users to learn about global history and generate digital collectibles from the museum’s collections.

Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of the Sandbox, said the partnership will allow players to “learn about and enjoy the amazing collections of human history, art, and culture in the British Museum.”

The licencing partner for the museum is Web3 platform laCollection, which has previously worked with major museums across the world to digitise their collections.

The British Museum is not the first major museum to join the metaverse. In spring, the Centre Pompidou in France debuted an exhibition at the nexus of art and blockchain, featuring items from some of the most sought after NFT collections, such as CryptoPunks and Autoglyphs. The Kharkiv Art Museum in Ukraine launched an NFT collection as a fundraiser for its operations. Additionally, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium became the first museum in Europe to tokenize a work of classical art with a million-euro value.

The Sandbox (SAND) token price reacted minimally following the British Museum’s partnership announcement.

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