Probably should be a because art museum thread but it's a German museum so I'm plonking it here. Links to Nefertiti 3d scan in the quoted story.
SPK confirmed it had earned less than 5,000 euro, total, from marketing the Nefertiti scan, or any other scan for that matter. SPK also admitted it did not direct even that small revenue towards digitization, explaining that it was not obliged to do so. In the nearly 10 years since it had created the Nefertiti scan, SPK had completely failed to commercially exploit the valuable data idling on its hard drives.
All SPK's reasons for not giving me the Nefertiti data fell apart. The gift shop defense had been smoke.