4. What were the challenges?

Inevitably, the biggest challenge was how to use twenty-first century technology to create a digital restoration of the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan without distorting the original content.

In our role as producer, we assembled an extensive team of experts from the fields of anthropology, archaeology, epigraphy, ethnobotany, digital technology, film animation, graphic design, history, lighting, musical composition, photography, storytelling and textiles, who worked hand in hand with the digital restorers, animation programmers, script writers, and narrators.

The entire project—restoration, animation, narration, video, exhibit and catalogue—took almost nine months.

The making of the digitally restored LienzoThe specialists that made up the UFM restoration team describe their contributions and share their thoughts on this extraordinary project.