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Special collections: more than books in the Library!

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: MORE THAN BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY CREATIVE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO INNOVATIVE PACKAGING FOR PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL COLLECTIONS The presentation on an unusual topic – packaging. Short material is touching the archival context of packaging digital documents and physical items, especially for particular precious or delicate special… Read More

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  • 15 August 2021

PAC Cameroon to host conference linking documentary heritage preservation with peacebuilding, with support from UNESCO’s Participation Programme

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at the International Center for Research and Documentation on African Languages and Traditions (CERDOTOLA) will deliver an international conference on the topic, “Conservation and preservation of documentary heritage in Central Africa: pillars of reconciliation and peacebuilding”. Read More

  • News
  • 21 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Scientific Applications for Preserving Islamic Documentary Heritage

The Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library will host the upcoming lecture on preserving Islamic documentary heritage.  This lecture will cover the most important spectroscopic techniques for conducting scientific non-destructive analyses of heritage materials. These techniques are very important for the basic knowledge,… Read More

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  • 28 June 2021

Watch Now: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage Virtual Event

The recording of IFLA’s virtual event, Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage, is available now! This event, presented by the Cultural Heritage Programme Advisory Committee, invited four speakers from different types of memory institutions to share their experiences, both working with their institutions’ collections themselves, as… Read More

  • News
  • 06 May 2021
  • By: anonymous

Introduction to Arabo-Islamic Manuscript Culture: An Intensive Course

Join the Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library for this Introduction to Arabo-Islamic Manuscript Culture Intensive Course, organised by Qatar National Library and the Chair of Islamic History and Culture, University of Tübingen, Germany. At the heart of this introductory course are manuscripts… Read More

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  • 28 April 2021

Virtual Event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage

Culture is a basic need.  A community thrives through its cultural heritage, it dies without it. Libraries of course have an essential role in safeguarding this heritage, but their work doesn’t need to stop there! The work in cultural heritage can go beyond preservation, enabling… Read More

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  • 06 April 2021

Watermarks Lecture Series: a Reading in Charles-Moïse Briquet’s Encyclopedia

The Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library presents the final event in the Watermarks Lecture Series: A Reading in Charles-Moïse Briquet’s Encyclopedia. In 1917, Charles-Moïse Briquet produced the mammoth four-volume work Les Filigranes, in which 16,112 watermarks were collected from libraries and archives, official documents of… Read More

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  • 04 March 2021