Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

The Institute of Manuscripts Discusses Cooperation with Juma Al-Majid Center for Heritage and Culture in United Arab Emirates

A delegation from the Institute of Manuscripts and the Revival of Islamic heritage at Umm Al-Qura University visited Juma Al-Majid Center for Culture and Heritage in Dubai. The visit took place on Tuesday, 7 Jumada Al-Thani, 1440 A.H., under the chairmanship of the Dean of the Institute, Dr. Sa`id Al-Ghamdi, to discuss cooperation and the exchange of expertise between the two sides. The delegation was received by the Head of the Center, Sheikh Juma Al-Majid.

During the course of the visit, the delegation was briefed on the work process at the center and the procedures of handling rare manuscripts by fully restoring the integrity of its structural and functional elements, and the originality of its production, printing, and publication. This visit came in the context of the institute's efforts towards enhancing communication with its counterparts to exchange expertise.

Dr. Al-Ghamdi pointed out that the institute is working on a number of future projects, including electronically cataloguing and digitizing manuscripts, and conducting several workshops and training courses on how to verify the authenticity of manuscripts, adding that the visit aimed to learn more about the center's experience and role in the field.