Saving Nigerias Ancient Arabic Manuscripts

Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project 27-31 August 2012

Michaelle L. BiddleWesleyan University


Nigerias Ancient ManuscriptsThe Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Collection is one of the oldest and largest manuscript collections in Nigeria. Because of the collection’s importance, its extremely poor housing and condition, the Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project was created. The goal of the week-long project was to gather fine-grained, detailed information as to the state of the collection so that a more comprehensive conservation, cataloging and digitization project could be formulated. Biddle details why the collection should be transferred on long-term loan to Arewa House Kaduna.

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