The HCP (Herculaneum Conservation Project) has now been established to protect and conserve all archaeological remains at the site. For the first time, in 2017 Herculaneum has its own independent funding and its own ‘Direttore’, it is no longer under the authority of ‘Pompeii’. This is a very exciting opportunity for the ‘Parco Archeologico of Ercolano’. The management team and ‘Direttore’ can now act independently and exclusively for the benefit of the site. They also have control of their own budget.