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"Recent preservation and conservation activities for Northern Nigerian manuscripts in Arabic script"
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts (2012)
  • Michaelle L. Biddle, Wesleyan University
Abstract
Nigeria has a rich Islamic manuscript heritage in danger of being lost due to lack of in-country preservation and conservation efforts. Of interest to scholars world-wide, these manuscripts in Arabic script are dispersed throughout Nigerian institutions and private collections. Since 2007 there has been a sustained effort to increase local awareness and Northern Nigerian regional capacity for care, conservation and maintenance of these collections
Keywords
  • preservation,
  • conservation,
  • education,
  • manuscripts,
  • West Africa,
  • Nigeria,
  • Sokoto,
  • Adamawa,
  • Bornu,
  • Borno,
  • United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation,
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University,
  • National Archives Kaduna,
  • National Museum Jos,
  • Arewa House Kaduna,
  • Modibbo Fufore Collection,
  • Chukkunga Qur'an,
  • American University of Nigeria,
  • Nigerian Arabic Manuscript Project,
  • NAMP
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Michaelle L. Biddle. "Recent preservation and conservation activities for Northern Nigerian manuscripts in Arabic script," Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 3.2 (2012): 211-229.