Egypt Exploration Society
The Telegraph article says the hoard is owned by the Egypt Exploration Society. That name rang a bell with me, and a quick look at my collection told me why: one of my favourite books, Nefertiti Lived Here, was written by Mary Chubb, who was employed by the EES in the 1930s. She volunteered to go on a season's dig at Tell El-Amarna sponsored by the society, led by the brilliant John Pendlebury, and one of the results was this lovely book. It conveys a sense of the romance of archaeology, but doesn't hesitate to point out the hardships and the disappointments as well. Reading the second-last chapter, about an ancient Egyptian folk dance, still sends a thrill down my spine - you'll have to read it to see why. Amazingly, fieldwork is still on-going at Amarna, still sponsored by the EES.
But these new techniques really go to show that it's really not all that easy to destroy information, doesn't it?* For hundreds of years those papyri have been unreadable. To all intents and purposes, they held no further information. And then people come up with a subtle, sophisticated way of teasing out information from what's left. Absolutely amazing.
*I suppose paper shredders and card shufflers and hard disk rewriters already know this, though.