Institute of Arab Manuscripts
Institut des manuscrits arabes
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1964-04-04 Cairo Egypt
4 Apr 1964, Cairo (Egypt), by resolution of D-XD2903 - League of Arab States (LAS). Became part of D-XD4163 - Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) in 1970. Also known as Arabic Manuscripts Institute. Transferred to Kuwait in 1980 but subsequently returned to Cairo, although a subsidiary agency continues at 'Institute of Manuscripts' in Kuwait.
Locate manuscripts which reflect aspects of Arab/Islamic culture and identity; cooperate with scholars and international institutions on the preservation and publishing of Arab manuscripts and related matters; re-publish rare books of the Arab-Muslim heritage.
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