History, art and culture will be transferred to the digital world. Developer platform The Sandbox and the famous British Museum have joined forces to open the door to the metaverse. LaCollection, a Web3 solution, further strengthens this fantastic partnership.
The Sandbox launches museum
Influenced by passion and a desire to share knowledge of humanity’s heritage, the idea was born to create a magical experience in which any user of The Sandbox could explore the mysteries of the past. With the digital artifacts that are created as a result of this collaboration, new perspectives and possibilities are opening up. Sebastien Borget, one of the creative minds behind the project, stressed that it is not only about entertainment, but also about education and discovering the fascinating stories of humanity.
“We are transferring history from the museum space to the virtual space of The Sandbox so that anyone, regardless of their location in the world, can immerse themselves in the world of art, culture and traditions of the British Museum. This is a unique opportunity for our players to broaden their horizons and gain knowledge in an interactive and adventurous way.” – Borget confessed.
Trilateral cooperation for the metaverse
The collaboration is not limited to just one platform. The partnership also includes laCollection, a Web3 platform that has made a name for itself working with prestigious museum institutions around the world. Together with the British Museum, it brings art to the digital space, bringing a new understanding of how digital experiences can coexist with tradition.
This is not the first time a museum has reached out to metaverse technology. In various corners of the globe, other art institutions have also begun to follow this path. Last spring, Centre Pompidou surprised the world by presenting works of contemporary art through NFT tokens. Meanwhile, the Kharkiv Museum of Art managed to digitize its treasures to similarly help preserve cultural heritage.
Doors to the virtual world possible to open from anywhere on earth
Events such as Metaverse Art Week, organized by the Decentraland platform, revealed that the future and art can unite on previously incomprehensible levels. As a result, we were able to fully immerse ourselves in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo, seeing her in a whole new digital light.
All in all, the collaboration between The Sandbox, the British Museum and laCollection, is an innovative step towards combining the heritage of humanity with advanced technology. This virtual experience will allow us to discover, understand and appreciate art and history in a way that transcends the physical world.