Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)

Centre de recherches sur l'histoire, l'art et la culture islamiques

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1978 Dakar Senegal


Founded as a subsidiary body of C-XC4129 - Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on adoption of Statute by 9th K-XF4192 - Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), following decision of 7th Conference, May 1976. First programme approved May 1980, Islamabad (Pakistan), at 11th Islamic Conference; first Governing Council appointed 1981, Baghdad (Iraq), at 12th Islamic Conference.


Promote better understanding of Islam, its civilization and Muslim cultures by acting as focal point and meeting place for scholars, researchers, historians, intellectuals and artists from member countries and worldwide in the field of research on the Islamic legacy; create conditions for close cooperation among researchers and research institutions of member countries; take measures and establish incentive programmes to promote excellence in research into arts, and architectural and cultural heritage.


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E-XE2848 - Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs (ICECSA) acts as General Assembly. Governing Board; Executive Committee; General Directorate, headed by Director General.


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