The Conservation and Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts.

Ibish, Yusuf & Atiyeh, George ( Edit.)

Book ID: 13780

ISBN:      1873992424

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8vo. xiv, 212 pp., [1 appendix], numerous figures in text, some in colour, publisher’s original wrappers, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, London, 1996.

Synopsis

Proceeding of the third conference of Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation 18- 19th November, 1995. Contents: The tragedy of Islamic manuscripts in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Enes Karic: Conservation and preservation policy at the National Library of Egypt (Dar al-Kutub. Mahmoud F. Hegazi: The preservation of Islamic manuscripts in India. Abid Reza Bedar: The restoration of manuscripts in Morocco. Mohamed Bencherifa: The ancient library of Kairouan and its methods of conservation. Murad al-Rammah: Conservation at the Khalidi Library in the Old City of Jerusalem: fragments, fumigation and frames. Tony Bish: Towards on-line worldwide access to Vatican Library materials. Frederick C. Mintzer: Developments in Islamic binding and conservation in the Oriental and India Office collections of the British Library. David Jacobs & Barbara Rodgers: Ion-beam codicology: its potential in developing scientific conservation of Islamic manuscripts. Raik Jarjis: The conservation and preservation of Islamic books, papers, manuscripts, papyri, and parchments. Nasry Iskander: Treatment of early Islamic manuscript fragments on parchment: a case history: the find of Sana’a, Yemen. Ursula Dreibholz — A dictionary of terms used in the production of Arabic manuscripts. Ibrahim Chabbouh: Problems relating to the treatment of Islamic manuscripts: paper. Mahdi `Atiqi: New trends in preventive conservation: what can be done about climate, emergencies, and pests? Ann Seibert: Preservation of manuscript works in the original or by reformatting? The usefulness of an international database. Werner Schwartz: Preventive conservation: global trends. Amparo R. de Torres.

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