The Illumined Word, Historic Qur'ans: codicology and conservation

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Museum of Islamic Art , Al corniche, Doha
22 April23 April
9:00 am9:00 am

About the event

The Illumined Word. Historic Qur’ans: Codicology and Conservation

A conference at the Museum of Islamic Art , Doha, Qatar

22nd and 23rd April 2014

The conference aims to introduce the materiality of the historic Qur’an and its features. It will not explore the content of the book but rather its physical aspects, from the text block to the bookbinding, the decoration and the illumination. A series of presentations delivered by internationally renown scholars, art historians and conservators  will explore the Art of the Qur’an and its great diversity, through the centuries,  from Spain to Southeast Asia.These lectures, free of charge, are designed for a wide audience as well as for conservators, librarians, conservation students, manuscript experts and art historians, and other interested professionals or learners.

The detailed program, and instructions for registration, can be accessed online