From Damage to Discovery–A Timeline of Innovation
2D Digitization of Burned Pages
Beowulf, The British Library
Digital Flattening of Warped Pages
The Cotton Collection, The British Library
Egyptian Scroll Prototype, The University of Kentucky
Ecclesiastes Book Binding, The University of Michigan
Alignment of Page Versions
The Iliad, Marciana Library
Digital Rendering of Internal Structures
Herculaneum Scroll, Institut de France
Multi-spectral Images Across Time
St. Chad Gospels, Litchfield Cathedral
Restoration Using Layers
Chinese Dynastic Texts, National Palace Museum (Taiwan)
Complete Virtual Unwrapping and Reading
The Scroll from En-Gedi, The Israel Antiquities Authority
One undergraduate stipend for one year of research work.
One year of graduate student research.
One staff member’s time and travel for one project.
Total cost for one project, including staff, students, travel, and equipment rental.
A year’s worth of research work, including staff, two graduate students, limited equipment, and travel.
Development of an on-site experimental lab, including equipment acquisition.
$500,000/year for five years
A fully equipped and fully staffed Digital Restoration Initiative research lab and program.
When we saw Dr. Seales' results on the scroll from En-Gedi, we almost fainted. Never in our wildest dreams did we think anything would come of it. We had been certain it was just a shot in the dark.