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    ICESCO and Egypt-Japan University co-organize a virtual training session on spectral imaging of manuscripts

    16 June 2020

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and Egypt-Japan University will co-organize an e-training session on “the manuscript’s arts, science and heritage in the Islamic world” for the benefit of manuscript specialists in the Arab region, on 18-19 June 2020.

    The session, which starts at 09:00 GMT (10:00 – Rabat local time, 11:00 Cairo local time); aims at shedding light on the tangible and intangible heritage of manuscripts in Egypt and the Islamic world, and exploring manuscript heritage from technical and scientific perspectives through lectures, discussions, workshops and presentations.

    This training is an opportunity for the participants to discover the components of manuscripts, the methods of their production and the related professions. They will also learn key information on the types of paper and ink used in manuscripts, including the sources and techniques of black and red ink in light of the Coptic and Islamic manuscripts and based on the historical manuscripts and sources and the scientific studies.

    This e-training features applications on the techniques used in producing “Shiraz” in the Coptic and Islamic manuscripts, a workshop on the Ottoman script variations, and ways to preserve, conserve and restore manuscripts and benefit from the scientific techniques used the scientific and spectral imaging of manuscripts.

    Interested audience is invited to fill out the participation form available through the link below:

    The link to access the live stream of the training session will be sent to the participants after registration.

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