EMEL projects preserve and provide access to the world’s most fragile treasures. Deteriorating leaves of ancient parchment are the foundation of all contemporary study of:
- the scriptures of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
- the great spiritual, intellectual, and literary achievements of the past.
- the histories of peoples and nations.
It is incumbent upon this generation to transmit the treasures of our civilization to our children in the digital medium that they will use and understand.
EMEL is a tax-exempt charitable organization — 501(c)(3).
Gifts to EMEL are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.
Please mail your gift to:
904 Silver Spur Road, #254
Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274
Contact Michael Phelps, Executive Director, if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Arcadia—2009 Grant to the St. Catherine’s Monastery Palimpsests SurveyEMEL is grateful to Arcadia, a charitable foundation with offices in London, for its 2009 grant to $85,000 to make possible a scientific survey of palimpsests at St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai. The survey will demonstrate the feasibility of multi-spectral imaging and related technologies to recover erased texts from the monastery’s palimpsests.
The Seaver Institute—2005 grant to EMEL
EMEL thanks The Seaver Institute of Los Angeles for its visionary grant in 2005 that has enabled EMEL to organize itself as a nonprofit, to develop new cutting-edge technologies for digitizing manuscripts, and to undertake its first international digitization project.