To mark the occasion of the International Day Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property, Qatar National Library will host a high-level panel discussion about the efforts to counter the trafficking and illegal circulation of antiquities and documentary heritage.

Keynote Speaker: His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library


Barbara Lison, IFLA President

Dr. Mohamed Zinelabidine, Director of Culture Department at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO)

Closing Speech: Tan Huism, Executive Director, Qatar National Library.

Moderator: Stephane J. Ipert, Director of Distinctive Collections, Qatar National Library

The event will be conducted online via Zoom.

Date: 15 November 2021

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Qatar time (GMT + 3)

Language: Arabic and English

Target Audience: General public

Seats are limited, please register here