Rare Arab, Muslim manuscripts on display at Kuwait's Nat'l Library

Director-General of the National Library Kamel Abdul-Jalil and Georgian Ambassador Roland Beridze at the opening of the Arab- Georgian manuscripts exhibition
Director-General of the National Library Kamel Abdul-Jalil and Georgian Ambassador Roland Beridze at the opening of the Arab- Georgian manuscripts exhibition

KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) — The Kuwait National Library, in collaboration with the Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts, opened Tuesday evening the first exhibition for the Arab and Georgian manuscripts.
The event, sponsored by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), is part of the celebrations of Kuwait Capital of Islamic Culture 2016, and is organized in cooperation with the Georgian embassy The exhibition highlights “bright and exciting” pages in the history of the Arabs and Muslims, reflecting major features of the Islamic civilization, Director General of the Kuwait National Library Kamel Abdul-Jalil told KUNA on the sidelines of the opening ceremony.
It features rare items from the Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts, located in the capital Tbilisi, including a multitude of works by Arab and Muslims scientists, as well as by pioneer Georgian calligraphers.
Abdul-Jalil stressed the library’s eagerness to enhance Kuwait’s status as a “Capital of Islamic Culture 2016” and reveal its openness to the world countries, in particular ones that own Islamic manuscripts. This “cultural openness is part of Kuwait’s identity and heritage,” he said.
For his part, Georgian ambassador to Kuwait, Roland Beridze said the event will contribute to efforts to bolster bilateral ties, since cultural activities constitute a major channel for convergence among nations. (end) akw.msa.msa

One of the manuscripts on display
One of the manuscripts on display
Part of the manuscripts on display
Part of the manuscripts on display
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