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.