Join us next Tuesday (13 April) at 4 pm EDT for our last After Hours virtual open house of the term. This month we'll explore a selection of iconic Arabic texts from the holdings of the Islamic Manuscripts Collection as part of the campus celebration of Arab Heritage Month
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Upcoming Talk | RED: Animal, vegetable mineral. A study of the red colors used for painting in manuscripts
Join us Thursday, 4 April for a public lecture with conservator and researcher Cheryl Porter! Refreshments will be served.
Join us on Tuesday, 12 February for our next After Hours open house event! This month we'll explore the materiality of books and manuscripts. Come "read" these objects with us from 4-7 on the 6th floor of Hatcher!
Join the Special Collections Research Center on Monday 12th November at 4.30 in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery for the opening of the exhibit "Written Culture of Christian Egypt: Coptic Manuscripts from the University of Michigan Collection" guest curated by Dr. Frank Feder and Dr. Alin Suciu from the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Don't miss "Handwritten Heritage: Arabic Texts in Manuscript" on display March 5th - April 13th in the Special Collections Exhibit Gallery (660J) on the 6th floor of Hatcher! The exhibit features a selection of iconic Arabic texts from the holdings of the Islamic Manuscripts Collection preserved in the University Library.
Instruction is in full swing this fall semester! We gave 27 presentations in October alone for 527 participants. Here’s a small sampling of our instruction for the month!
The manuscript currently preserved in our library under the shelfmark Isl. Ms. 350 has a fascinating history that can be traced in internal owners’ marks and external documentary sources. Produced in Delhi, the manuscript was acquired by the library in 1924 along with several hundred other manuscripts from Istanbul that came to be known as the "Abdul Hamid Collection." How did these manuscripts reach Ann Arbor? Read the intriguing story in this second of two posts!
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