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Readings in the Manuscript Collection: An Introduction to the History of the Heritage Library

July 1 @ 8:00 am


First in a series of talks providing a look at rare historical works from Qatar National Library’s collection of manuscripts. The series offers a great opportunity to explore the rich collection of the Heritage Library, alongside its digital and virtual services.

This introductory talk by Mohammed Hammam Fikry, Heritage and Rare Books Advisor at Qatar Foundation, will introduce the Heritage Library’s history, its foundation and the development of the collection until it became the core collection which Qatar National Library was built upon.

Mahmoud Zaki, the Manuscript Librarian at the Library, will moderate the talk and provide an overview of the collection’s masterpieces and some fundamental terms, concepts, and disciplines, and will analyze why it’s so important to care for manuscripts and old texts.

For more information, visit Qatar National Library’s website and social media channels.

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