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Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Melrose, MA 02176-3933)
Jon Roger Dunham (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Herculaneum: Reading the Invisible

Development of a documentary film chronicling the work of the Digital Restoration Initiative team at the University of Kentucky as they attempt to digitally preserve 2,000-year-old papyrus scrolls.

A feature-length documentary film following computer scientist Dr. Brent Seales and his Digital Restoration Initiative team of the University of Kentucky as they image the more than 2,000 year old papyrus scrolls found at the ancient city of Herculaneum, destroyed along with Pompei by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

Project fields:
Ancient History; Ancient Literature; History of Philosophy

Media Projects Development

Public Programs

$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 12/31/2020