Qatar National Library

The Role of Libraries in Preserving Islamic Cultural Heritage

2021.9.6 16:00

Online via Zoom

Libraries are one of the most prominent features of educational prosperity among Arabs and Muslims. Personal and public libraries have spread throughout the Islamic world. Islamic history has seen eras in which scholarship and authorship thrived in all arts and fields, and large libraries were visited by travelers from all over the world due to their fame and collections of rare books.

In celebration of  Capital of Culture in the Islamic World in 2021, the Library, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Islamic World Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO), is hosting this webinar to highlight the importance and means of preserving Islamic cultural heritage and the role of libraries in this important endeavor.

Keynote Speaker: His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library


  • His Excellency DrMuhammad Zain Al-Abidin, Director of the Culture and Communication Sector, ICESCO
  • Mrs. Susan Leavy, Head of the Library of the Museum of Islamic Art
  • Abeer Al-Kuwari, Director of Research and Learning Services, Qatar National Library
  • Maxim Nasra, Book Conservation Specialist, Qatar National Library 
  • Mahmoud Zaki, Manuscripts Specialist, Qatar National Library

Moderator: Maryam Al-Mutawa, Head of Collections Access at the Heritage Library, Qatar National Library

The webinar will be held via Zoom in Arabic with simultaneous interpretation in English.

Date: 6 September 2021 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM 

Language: Arabic and English 

Target Audience: General public 

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