The Islamic Manuscript Association, in partnership with Qatar National Library and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, is pleased to announce an intensive three-day course entitled Safeguarding Islamic Books and Manuscripts: An Introduction to Cultural Heritage and Property Law, to be held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Center in Education City, Doha, Qatar from 3 to 5 April 2016.
This short course will survey legal issues related to the safeguarding of written and documentary heritage and the daily care and management of collections of Islamic books and manuscripts. It will explore the legal protections that should be offered to objects at risk from conflict within and between countries and explain the fundamental and sometimes complex legal and juridical questions affecting the acquisition and deacquisition, digitization, reproduction, and publication of books, manuscripts, and archival documents.
The cost of the course is 215 GBP for Association members and 240 GBP for non-members. Two scholarships are available for Arab researchers and heritage professionals living in the Arab World.
For more information and to register, visit the course webpages at islamicmanuscript.org.