130 participants discuss the preserving of Islamic heritage

12 July, 2021


Qatar National Library organized a virtual lecture entitled “Scientific Applications to Preserving Documentary Islamic Heritage”, in which the participants were introduced to the non-destructive scientific techniques used in the analysis of heritage materials.

This event comes within the framework of the library’s efforts to promote preservation and maintenance activities for cultural and historical heritage materials, and also within the library’s participation in the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.

The lecture was held in English and addressed to specialists, students, researchers and those interested in preserving documentary heritage. The number of attendees reached about 130 people from different regions of the world and witnessed interest and interaction from the participants.

The lecture was presented by Mr. Maxime Nasra, Book Conservation Specialist at the Library, in which he reviewed the most important spectral techniques used to conduct scientific non-destructive analyzes on heritage materials. The spectral techniques discussed in the event are crucial and important in examining, preserving and preserving heritage materials. Mr. Nasra also presented some practical examples of the use and employment of these techniques.

Nasra said :“ It is at the core of our responsibility and role as a cultural and educational institution to educate researchers, students and specialists about the latest technologies that will improve the process of preserving and preserving Islamic heritage materials. Our main focus was on displaying the benefits of spectroscopic techniques through which we can analyze heritage materials without destroying them in any way”.

He added that:”learning these techniques ensures the continued clarity of written texts, graphics and decorations, and helps us identify the causes of damage, and thus helps us find effective methods of treatment and maintenance”.