Nefertiti for everyone. – Artists release the 3D data of Nefertiti's Head!
Some called it the most ethical art heist... and put them as the Robin Hoods of antiquities. To this day, nobody knows for sure what occurred for real.
The Neues Museum in Berlin until today does not allow open access to the data from their scan of the original head. Two artists assume responsibility to publish the data in the public domain. Therefore they scanned the head of Nefertiti clandestinely in the Neues Museum, Berlin.
Here you will find a dataset of Nefertiti as cultural commons:
“The Other Nefertiti” is an artistic intervention
by Jan Nikolai Nelles and Nora Al-Badri
“With the data leak as a part of this counter-narrative within our investigation
we want to activate the artefact to inspire a critical re-assessment of today’s conditions and to overcome the colonial notion of possession in Germany” the two artists say.