In cooperation with the National Library of Algeria and in its role as the IFLA PAC Preservation and Conservation Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East, the Library invites you to an online lecture highlighting the National Library of Algeria’s experience in studying manuscript watermarks, including how they are made, their purpose and their importance in dating manuscripts. The webinar will introduce the tools and techniques used to search for and examine watermarks.

Other topics of the lecture include how watermarks help editors identify the manuscript’s master version, when other manuscript versions should be included or excluded, and the paper and digital resources used in searching for watermarks. The webinar will also demonstrate how to differentiate between papers of Islamic manuscripts and European manuscripts that are watermark-free. 

Speaker: Fattouma bin Yahia, Head of Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, National Library of Algeria

Moderator: Maxim Nasra, Book Conservation Specialist, Qatar National Library

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 6 October 2020

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Language: Arabic 

Target Audience:Manuscripts professionals, students, and the public

Seats are limited, click here to register