17 January 2020
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The Manuscript Centre’s Aims and Objectives

Aims and Objectives

  • To initiate, promote and support research in the field of Islamic manuscripts
  • To assist in the preservation and restoration of Islamic manuscripts
  • To raise awareness of the richness and importance of the Islamic written heritage


To achieve its aims and objectives, the Centre pursues the following activities:

  • Identifying and surveying the existing collections of Islamic manuscripts
  • Assisting in cataloguing previously uncatalogued collections of Islamic manuscripts
  • Editing and publishing significant Islamic manuscripts 
  • Organising training courses on various aspects of Islamic written heritage, such as cataloguing, editing and preservation of manuscripts
  • Organising conferences, symposia and lectures to stimulate research and discussions on topics related to the field of manuscripts
  • Establishing a reference library with the main research tools necessary for the study of Islamic heritage
  • Developing an online platform/database for catalogues and other bibliographical works, in addition to enabling scholars, researchers, and students of Islamic civilisation and heritage all over the world easier access to the hidden treasures of Islamic manuscripts and heritage

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