Arab Manuscript Day

05 April, 2017

 Juma Al Majid Center Celebrates Arab Manuscript Day

Juma Al Majid Center and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) organized an event to celebrate Arab Manuscript Day, which falls on April 4 of each year. The event was held on Wednesday 5 April 2017 at the Dubai Public Library - Al Twar.

During the seminar, Dr. Bassam Daghestani – Head of Manuscripts Maintenance Department at Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage – delivered a lecture about manuscripts in Africa and the efforts made by Juma Al Majid Center to save them. Dr. Izzedine bin Zgyibh, Head of Studies and Publishing and External Affairs Department at Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage, shed light on manuscripts in India and the centre’s role in saving them, while Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Head of Architectural Heritage & Antiquities Department in Dubai Municipality, gave a lecture on ‘Libraries in the Islamic World.’