HISTORIC MANUSCRIPTS VIEWED BY RE­GIONAL SCHOL­ARS

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Top in­ter­na­tional Is­lamic man­u­script schol­ars came to­gether at Sheikh Faisal Mu­seum, Doha, the largest pri­vate mu­seum in the re­gion, af­ter at­tend­ing “The Il­lu­mined Word” sem­i­nar at the Mu­seum of Is­lamic Art, to re­view and val­i­date the Sheikh Faisal Mu­seum's ex­ten­sive and valu­able man­u­script and cal­lig­ra­phy col­lec­tions. Among these ex­perts were Dr. Na­bil Safwat, Art His­to­rian from Dubai, Mah­moud Zaki of the In­sti­tute of Ara­bic Manuscripts and ALECSO, Arab League of Na­tions, Pro­fes­sor Paul Hepworth, Book Con­ser­va­tor from Is­tan­bul, Karin Scheper, Book Con­ser­va­tor at the Univer­sity of Lei­den, and Dr Nourane Ben Az­zuna, As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor in Art his­tory at the Univer­sity of Vi­enna.

The Sheikh Faisal bin Qas­sim Al Thani col­lec­tion in­cludes a num­ber of manuscripts that have been ob­tained from many Arab and Is­lamic coun­tries and in­cludes sub­jects like science and phi­los­o­phy.

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