The Conservation and Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts

By Various ContributorsEdited by Yusuf Ibish and George Atiyeh

Proceedings of the third conference of Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, 18th-19th November 1995 – English version

SKU: 100121 Categories: , Date: 1996Language: EnglishEdition: 1ISBN: 9781873992197Format: PaperbackNo. of Volumes: 1No. of Pages: 227

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Summary

This book presents the proceeding of the third conference of Al-Furqān on the Conservation and Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts. The conference included papers on the methods and practices used in the sphere of preservation and conservation, the problems faced by workers in this field and the likely solutions to these issues. The book also brings to light new trends in preventive conservation, the usefulness of an international database to store information of the world’s rare manuscripts and the creation of a new network between specialist institutions.

Content

Foreword 

Preface 

PART ONE: CURRENT METHODOLOGIES AND PRACTICES IN CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION

Keynote Address

Yusuf Ibish

The Tragedy of Islamic Manuscripts in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Enes Karic 

Conservation and Preservation Policy at the National Library of Egypt (Dār al-Kutub)

Mahmoud F. Hegazi

Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts in India

Abid Reza Bedar

Restoration of Manuscripts in Morocco

Mohamed Bencherifa

The Ancient Library of Kairouan and its Methods of Conservation

Murād al-Rammāh

Conservation at the Khalīdī Library in the Old City of Jerusalem: Fragments, Fumigation and Frames

Tony Bish 

Towards On-line Worldwide Access to Vatican Library Materials

Frederick C. Mintzer, Albert N. Cazes, Francis P. Giordano, Jack C. Lee, and Karen A. Magerlein

Developments in Islamic Binding and Conservation in the Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library

David Jacobs and Barbara Rodgers

Ion-Beam Codicology: its Potential in Developing Scientific Conservation of Islamic Manuscripts

Raik Jarjis

PART TWO: THE ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT: BODY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TREATMENT

The Conservation and Preservation of Islamic Books, Papers, Manuscripts, Papyri, and Parchments

Nasry Iskander 

Treatment of Early Islamic Manuscript Fragments on Parchment: a case history: the find of Sana'a, Yemen

Ursula Dreibholz 

A Dictionary of Terms Used in the Production of Arabic Manuscripts

Ibrahim Chabbouh 

Problems Relating to the Treatment of Islamic Manuscripts: Paper

Mahdī ͑Atīqī

PART THREE: PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

New Trends in Preventive Conservation: what can be done about Climate,

Additional information

Weight 0.428 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 1.4 cm
Book Author

By Various Contributors

Edition

1

Format

Paperback

ISBN-13

9781873992197

Language

English

Legacy ID

100965

Pages

227

Publication Date

1996

No. of Volumes

1

Book Editor

Edited by Yusuf Ibish and George Atiyeh