From Damage to Discovery–A Timeline of Innovation

1999

2D Digitization of Burned Pages

Beowulf, The British Library

2000

Digital Flattening of Warped Pages

The Cotton Collection, The British Library

2003

Virtual Unwrapping

Egyptian Scroll Prototype, The University of Kentucky

2006

Non-invasive Reading

Ecclesiastes Book Binding, The University of Michigan

2008

Alignment of Page Versions

The Iliad, Marciana Library

2009

Digital Rendering of Internal Structures

Herculaneum Scroll, Institut de France

2011

Multi-spectral Images Across Time

St. Chad Gospels, Litchfield Cathedral

2013

Restoration Using Layers

Chinese Dynastic Texts,  National Palace Museum (Taiwan)

2015

Complete Virtual Unwrapping and Reading

The Scroll from En-Gedi, The Israel Antiquities Authority

“We are on the verge of exciting breakthroughs. It’s a great time to get involved. Your partnership allows this cutting-edge research to continue at the University of Kentucky with UK students at the helm.” – Professor Seales

Funding Opportunities

1

$10,000
One undergraduate stipend for one year of research work.

2

$36,000
One year of graduate student research.

3

$50,000
One staff member’s time and travel for one project.

4

$100,000
Total cost for one project, including staff, students, travel, and equipment rental.

W. Brent Seales
5

$250,000
A year’s worth of research work, including staff, two graduate students, limited equipment, and travel.

6

$500,000
Development of an on-site experimental lab, including equipment acquisition.

7

$500,000/year for five years
A fully equipped and fully staffed Digital Restoration Initiative research lab and program.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

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