Egyptian minister of antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim has a message for the Saint Louis Art Museum: Let our mummy mask go. The mummy in question is Ka-Nefer-Nefer, "The Twice-Beautiful Ka," an Egyptian noblewoman whose funeral mask was unearthed by archaeologist Mohammed Zakaria Goneim in 1951, more th ... More >>
The new east wing of the Saint Louis Art Museum won't open until June 29, but the museum just received its occupancy permit from City Hall last Thursday, which seemed like a great opportunity for museum administrators to give a tour to the local press. No art has been installed yet, which meant the ... More >>
image viaA Lakota pouch from the Danforth colleciton at the Saint Louis Art Museum.The last time Riverfront Times reported on a loan of Native American artifacts to a local museum, the story didn't really have a happy ending. Nobody knows what happened to about 30 of the pieces the Airis fami ... More >>
A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.The mask, said to date back to the Nineteenth Dynasty (1293- ... More >>
From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.
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Brent Benjamin, St. Louis Art Museum
Historian Jonathan Petropoulos sheds light on art stolen by the Nazis -- and encourages American museums to do the same
Brent Benjamin and the St. Louis Art Museum are examining whether 102 paintings in the collection have any ties to Nazi looting. But they won't identify the paintings for fear of tainting the works as "suspect." Their caution only raises suspicion.
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