Jean Capart (1877 - 1947), a Belgian Egyptologist who studied at the University of Brussels and then at the University of Bonn under Karl Wiedemann. In 1900 he became an assistant curator at the Royal Museums for Art and History in Brussels and in 1925 head curator of the same institution. He visited Egypt on many occasions and directed the excavations at Elkab (1937-1939, 1945). After Queen Elisabeth visited the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1923, he founded the Egyptian Foundation Queen Elisabeth with the aim of stimulating research into Ancient Egypt in Belgium, among other things by publishing the scientific journal Chronique d'Égypte. During some years he was also professor at the University of Liege, and from 1932 he was also associated with the Brooklyn Museum. His publications covered a wide range of topics, with a particular interest in Egyptian art. Jean Capart's main significance for the Royal Museums for Art and History can be seen in the enormous expansion in the Egyptian collections and in the founding of a scientific library for Egyptology.