Institute of Arab Manuscripts
Institut des manuscrits arabes
4 Apr 1964, Cairo (Egypt), by resolution of League of Arab States (LAS). Became part of 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.Available with paid subscription only.
Organizes training seminars on preserving, establishing, indexing, reproducing and conserving manuscripts; prepares specialized studies on maintenance and preservation of manuscripts.
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