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British Museum steps into Metaverse with The Sandbox

The British Museum, one of the most established museums in England, is planning to create NFT collections in collaboration with its licensing partner, LaCollection, as part of its partnership with the Ethereum-based metaverse-focused gaming startup, The Sandbox.

As per the shared details, these NFT collections are expected to mirror the vast range and depth of the British Museum’s collections while also offering new immersive experiences in three dimensions. Additionally, the British Museum will establish its own 3D space within The Sandbox.

Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox, remarked that this collaboration presents a unique opportunity for The Sandbox’s players. Participants from around the globe will be able to access the historic, artistic, and cultural artifacts provided by the British Museum. With this novel initiative, the British Museum is gearing up to explore fresh, innovative ways of sharing its collection and reaching new demographics.


The Sandbox partnership, however, is not the British Museum’s first foray into the Web3 space. The British Museum initially ventured into the NFT world with its Hokusai collection. In a partnership with LaCollection and the British Museum, more than 200 Hokusai NFT artifacts were auctioned, along with NFTs sold at fixed prices.

The Sandbox had previously announced the creation of an in-game museum dedicated to the NFT profile picture project, World of Women, last year. This museum was set up as part of the platform’s five-year, $25 million initiative to form a WoW Foundation.

The Sandbox, which began its expansion into the Turkish market in June 2022, has also supported artistic activities in the region. In a recent collaboration with NFT Biennial, The Sandbox established a Voxel Art supported metaverse experience at X MEDIA ART MUSEUM by DasDas.


The Sandbox has a significant user base in Turkey. As per our interview with Sebastien Borget in November 2022, Turkey ranked among the top 5 in the previous season. Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that despite the crypto winter in December 2022, The Sandbox made headlines with the sale of virtual land worth $1.66 million. These strides in the cultural field could potentially enhance the platform’s content diversity and elevate user interaction levels.

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