Preservation of Ancient Manuscripts in the Ahmed Baba Institute Collection in Timbuktu

This project involves the conservation, digitization, and storage of manuscripts for long-term preservation and access.

For centuries, the city of Timbuktu was a center for scholarly study, and its legacy endures in the ancient manuscript collections preserved throughout the city. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Timbuktu, Mali, Western Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Studies and Islamic Research Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $196,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2015 Project Status: Completed
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