09 October 2023

The International Federation of Libraries praises the efforts of the Juma Al Majid Center in preserving world heritage

A delegation from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) visited the Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage in Dubai. The delegation included Ms. Vicky MacDonald, President of the International Federation of Libraries, and Ms. Sharon Mamis, Secretary General of the International Library Association (IFLA). ), and they were accompanied by Mr. Sultan Al Mazrouei, Member of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Library and Information Association.
The visit aimed to learn about the services provided by the center towards researchers, in addition to learning about methods of preserving and maintaining books and manuscripts.
The delegation was received by Dr. Muhammad Kamel Gad, Director General of the Center, and Mr. Anwar Al Dhaheri, Head of the Center’s Public Relations Division. He accompanied them on a detailed tour of a number of the Center’s departments, including the Private Libraries Department, where the delegation was briefed on a number of valuable private collections that it owns. The center. The delegation also visited the digital photography laboratory and learned how to convert paper containers into digital ones. Then the delegation visited the original manuscripts treasury and viewed some of the center’s holdings. The delegation concluded its visit with the manuscript and book restoration laboratory, where they learned about the center’s rich experience in how to restore manuscripts. Books and their maintenance.
Mrs. Vicky MacDonald thanked the Center for the good reception, and also praised the distinguished role that the Juma Al Majid Center has achieved in the field of preserving world heritage and making it available to researchers and scholars.