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MENAFN - The Peninsula - 10/04/2014
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar National Library (QNL) is offering members of the public a special chance to tour its remarkable Arab and Islamic Heritage Collection during an Open Day this month.



It follows the success of last year's event that saw hundreds of residents marvelling at QNL's most prized and historic artefacts.



The Open Day on April 17 will recognise the archaeological site Al Zubarah, which Unesco declared as Qatar's first entry on to the World Heritage List last summer.



The event will mark International Day for Monuments and Sites, established to celebrate the diversity of heritage throughout the world.



Dr Claudia Lux, Project Director, QNL, said: "The Arab and Islamic Heritage Collection Open Day will highlight the role of Al Zubarah in Qatar's history, enabling visitors to explore the library's collection of maps, books and historic globes that highlight Qatar's rich heritage.



"Visitors will also be able to hear detailed explanations about the precious collection by QNL's Heritage Collection curators



"The Arab and Islamic Heritage Collection the heart of the new Qatar National Library is among the most important aspects of Qatar's cultural landscape, expressing the depth and richness of Arab-Islamic civilisation.



"This is a great chance to introduce this valuable trove of heritage and cultural items we have to families, students, researchers and foreign and cultural dignitaries in Qatar.



"We are honoured that the precious collection attracts diplomats and intellects from all over the world, including the recent visit to Qatar by Charles, the Prince of Wales.



The collection is a magnificent national resource that includes writings by travellers and explorers who visited the Arabian Gulf over the centuries, Arab manuscripts, historical maps and globes, as well as scientific instruments and early photography

 


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