After years of refusal and controversy, German cultural authorities allowed artist and designer Cosmo Wenman to publish scans of the 3,364-year-old bust under a Creative Commons license.
Could the Nefertiti Scan Be a Hoax — and Does that Matter?
Last month, we reported that a pair of artists scanned the bust of Nefertiti, currently on display in the Neues Museum in Berlin, without the permission of museum officials. Now, many people are raising questions about the authenticity of their work and what that even means.
Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online
Last October, two artists entered the Neues Museum in Berlin, where they clandestinely scanned the bust of Queen Nefertiti, the state museum’s prized gem.