Kelsey Museum Collections
Randal Stegmeyer’s photography for the Kelsey Museum allows us to see the artifacts in our collection through the viewfinder of an insightful and alert photographer. His images record and present the objects, but also reveal previously unseen features that can spur new research. A perfect example is the ancient Egyptian coffin of Djehutymose. Randal’s images brought out details that inspired museum researchers to perform an in-depth analysis of the coffin’s texts and images. The results of this investigation appear in a dramatically illustrated book about the coffin published in 2013. Randal’s images also capture the essence of the artifacts and the histories that time, use, and wear have written on their surfaces. His photographs allow us to see the artifacts anew, to make discoveries of our own through his eyes.
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