Preserving Manuscripts in the Al-Aqib Library, Sankoré Mosque of Timbuktu

The Al-Aqib Library at the Sankoré Mosque in Timbuktu holds a unique manuscript collection, which remained in Timbuktu during the armed attacks of 2012. This project will improve the critical preservation conditions of the collection through collaboration between AMALIA and library personnel.

The Al-Aqib Library at the Sankoré Mosque in Timbuktu holds a unique manuscript collection, which remained in Timbuktu during the armed attacks of 2012. This project will improve the critical preservation conditions of the collection through collaboration between AMALIA and library personnel. The Al-Aqib collection is also part of a digitization project led by the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, and of a research project coordinated by the University of Hamburg.

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Location: Timbuktu, Mali, Western Africa, Africa Organiser(s): AMALIA (Archivi, Manoscritti e Libri Antichi) Project partner(s): Al Aqib Library, MINUSMA, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, University of Hamburg Funder(s): ALIPH Funding received: $74,990 Commencement Date: 01/2019 Project Status: Active
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