The Vatican’s Controversial Art Philanthropy App – artnet News

The Vatican’s Controversial Art Philanthropy App – artnet News.

Sarah Cascone

Next time the the Sistine Chapel undergoes an upgrade, you can chip in using your smart phone, thanks to Patrum, a new app recently unveiled by the Vatican.

The Vatican’s well-known artistic treasures include such masterpieces as the Belvedere TorsoLaocoön and His Sons, and Raphael’s Madonna of Foligno. With Patrum, the Patrons for the Arts of the Vatican Museums, are hoping the world-wide appreciation for such treasures will translate into lots and lots of crowdfunding.

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