Qatar National Library, as the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Center and in the framework of the Himaya project, is organizing the second part of the training course in combating art trafficking. This session will focus on the restitution of art and cultural goods, with a special focus on manuscripts and ancient books.

The training will include the following content:

  1. A presentation of the international and regional legal frameworks regarding the restitution of art and cultural goods.
  2. An overview of the historical and contextual background of art restitution cases.
  3. A description of the tools and rules used to determine if the purchaser of an artwork is in “good faith” at the time of its acquisition.
  4. Case studies of art restitution, with particular attention paid to manuscripts and ancient books.

The training will be provided by Sydney Chiche-Attali, an intellectual property and art lawyer in Paris. Participants will receive attendance certificates from the Library.

The event will be conducted online.

Date: 11 – 13 January 2021 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM 

Language: English and Arabic

Target Audience: Specialists in protecting documentary heritage

Seats are limited, please register on the QNL website.