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A new approach to educating conservators of Islamic manuscripts

Barkeshli, Mandana and Hepworth, Paul and Scheper , Karin (2014) A new approach to educating conservators of Islamic manuscripts. In: Internation Council of Museums- Conservation (ICOM-CC). (Unpublished)

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Islamic manuscripts constitute a repository of enormous cultural and intellectual value and number in the millions. Yet currently there are no educational programs which focus on their specific conservation issues. Conservators of Islamic manuscripts currently face significant obstacles in order to get proper training. For many would-be conservators in Africa and Asia, educational opportunities may be limited whereas programs in North America and Europe are largely directed towards the conservation of western manuscripts. These conservation approaches are often not appropriate and may even be harmful to their Islamic counterparts. To address the need for an articulated and directed approach to Islamic manuscript conservation a curriculum with this particular focus has been written for a two-year program of education. Development of the curriculum was supported by the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and The Islamic Manuscript Association (TIMA).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6091/37703
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, conservation, manuscripts
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Dr. Mandana Barkeshli
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 16:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37703

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