Manuscript Centre

The Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts

The Manuscript Centre aims to document and preserve the Islamic written heritage through surveying, imaging, cataloguing, editing and publishing Islamic manuscripts, which constitute a significant part of the Islamic heritage.

The Centre focuses on identifying and describing existing collections of Islamic manuscripts in various parts of the world and supporting and initiating research into the field of Islamic manuscripts. It assists in the preservation, cataloguing and restoration of Islamic manuscripts, and establishes a visual record and archive at the Foundation’s premises, using the most efficient methods of information storage and retrieval. In addition, it edits and publishes Islamic manuscripts of particular scientific or historical significance.