07 December 2022

Juma Al Majid Center concludes its participation in the third Abu Dhabi Manuscripts Conference

Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage in Dubai participated in the Third International Conference on Manuscripts in Abu Dhabi. The Italian University of Bologna, the National Library of Spain, and the Library of the El Escorial Monastery in Spain, from December 7 to 8, 2022, with the participation of a group of scholars, experts and specialists in the field of Arabic manuscripts from Italy, Spain and various parts of the Arab world.
The conference aimed to shed light on the prominent civilizational and cultural role played by the United Arab Emirates, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in particular, in the field of preserving and disseminating the authentic Arab heritage.
The Center’s participation in the conference was represented by a research paper entitled “A Reading in the Efforts of the United Arab Emirates to Preserve and Care for Manuscripts”, presented by Dr. Muhammad Kamel Jad, Director General of the Center, in which he dealt with the interest of the United Arab Emirates since its establishment in manuscripts and taking care of them, based on an invitation The late founder of the state, God willing, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to adhere to the heritage; Because it bears the origin and roots, many institutions were established to take care of manuscripts throughout their emirates, and the manuscripts of those institutions are distinguished by the high rank of their copies, which is due to the component of their old stocks, and the private libraries of senior scholars that were joined to them, in addition to the serious acquisition criteria that were set for the qualitative distinction of the groups.