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Watermarks as a Tool to Date Manuscripts

​ 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… Read More

  • Events
  • 24 September 2020

IFLA Supports Local and International Efforts to Recover Libraries in Beirut

In the month following the devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital, the international community and the people of Beirut have been actively working to recover the cultural institutions of the city. IFLA is collaborating with both international organisations and local partners to ensure that the libraries of Beirut… Read More

  • News
  • 07 September 2020
  • By: anonymous

Safeguarding Heritage in Danger: IFLA Engages in the Blue Shield International General Assembly

On 28 August 2020, Blue Shield International held their triennial General Assembly virtually, bringing together national committees, committees under construction, and partner organisations, including IFLA as one of the Four Founding organisations. Blue Shield International is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organisation committed to the protection of heritage… Read More

  • News
  • 04 September 2020
  • By: anonymous

Preventative Measures to Preserve Arabic Manuscripts: Reality and Prospects

Join us in this interactive webinar, titled “Preventive Measures to Preserve Arabic Manuscripts: Reality and Prospects,” held in collaboration with the National Laboratory for Manuscript and Parchment Preservation and Restoration in Tunisia.  This webinar is part of a series of events organized by the IFLA Regional… Read More

  • Events
  • 06 August 2020

PAC Chile Shares Tips for Preserving Family History at Home [video]

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre Chile, hosted by the National Library of Chile, has created a video guide to preserving photographs at home. In this video, PAC Centre Director Maria Soledad Abarca de la Fuente shares recommendations with viewers on how to care for family photographs –… Read More

  • News
  • 22 July 2020
  • By: anonymous

PAC Chile Shares Tips for Preserving Family History at Home [video]

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre Chile, hosted by the National Library of Chile, has created a video guide to preserving photographs at home. In this video, PAC Centre Director Maria Soledad Abarca de la Fuente shares recommendations with viewers on how to care for family photographs –… Read More

  • News
  • 22 July 2020
  • By: anonymous

Fighting the Trafficking and Illegal Circulation of Documentary Heritage

For several years, the trafficking and smuggling of heritage items from libraries and archives have been rising. In the MENA and West and Central Africa regions, this phenomenon is greater due to the number of nations suffering from conflict and upheaval. Moreover, trafficking may be linked to criminal and… Read More

  • Events
  • 01 July 2020