The Sandbox, an Ethereum-powered metaverse, has announced a partnership with the British Museum to create a range of digital collectibles that mirror the museum’s collections since its inception in 1753. The British Museum, known as the world’s first public national museum, is now stepping into the metaverse, aligning with its mission to be a “museum of the world, for the world.”

This collaboration, facilitated by the museum’s licensing partner, LaCollection, aims to provide a new, immersive way for people around the globe to engage with the museum’s artifacts. The focus is on developing digital experiences that encapsulate the rich history the museum represents.

Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of Ethereum-powered metaverse The Sandbox, has expressed enthusiasm about the partnership. However, it remains to be seen how this venture will be received by the public and whether it will truly enhance the accessibility and appreciation of the museum’s collections.

This partnership signifies a new era where traditional institutions like museums are embracing the digital world to reach a wider audience. It’s an intriguing development, and one that could potentially reshape how we interact with history and culture.