Vatican Museum Shares Masterpieces on YouTube
In an effort to share its masterpieces with even more people around the world, the Vatican Museums has established a YouTube channel and revamped its website to offer high-resolution images and mobile-friendly information.
The “Musei Vaticani” YouTube channel lists short visual “tours”of some of its collections along with a handful of promotional videos highlighting specially tailored tours and services offered on-site, including signing guides for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Its website, (museivaticani.va) has been completely revamped to be compatible with all platforms and devices in order to extend its reach to even “remote corners of the earth”, said Barbara Jatta, the museums’ new director.
The website provides information about booking visits and purchasing tickets to the museums, the Vatican Gardens, the Via Triumphalis, necropolis under the Vatican hill, and the pontifical villas at Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome.— By Carol Glatz, CNS