Vatican Museums’ app gathers funds and art fans

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August 18, 2015

This screen grab was taken from http://www.vatican-patrons.org. "Patrum," the new app from the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, launched in mid-August. (CNS) See MUSEUMS-PATRONS-APP Aug. 18, 2015.

This screen grab was taken from http://www.vatican-patrons.org. “Patrum,” the new app from the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, launched in mid-August. (CNS)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By downloading an app for a smartphone or tablet, members of the public can chat with others about famous works of art in the Vatican Museums, share strategies for dealing with the crowds and choose a work to help restore.

“Patrum,” the new app from the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, launched in mid-August. Part social network and part crowdsourcing, the app lets museum fans communicate with each other and make donations online.

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