In 1980, the ABMC fielded a photographic team to Jerusalem to duplicate archival negatives held in the Rockefeller Museum (now The Palestinian Archeological Museum). These negatives were taken in the 1950s and 1960s, shortly after the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. They are the primary means by which the thousands of fragments at Qumran are preserved and made accessible to scholars for study.

In 1992, the ABMC fielded a photo team to the Shrine of the Book of Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This team duplicated film of the Scrolls held by the Shrine.