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July 6, 2020

Online Conference - Fighting the Trafficking and Illegal Circulation of Documentary Heritage

Conference Title: Fighting the Trafficking and Illegal Circulation of Documentary Heritage

Date:  7 July 2020 - Virtual Event

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM (online)

Languages: Arabic, with English interpretation provided

Sponsor: Qatar National Library

Target Audience: Professionals interested in documentary heritage and related law enforcement officers

Focus:  For several years, the trafficking and smuggling of heritage items from libraries and archives has been steadily increasing, especially in the MENA and West and Central Africa regions which have often been plagued by politica upheaval and or military conflicts. 

This event will focus on documentary heritage, which is often at risk and in some cases less protected by various national legislations.

During this event, the hosts and guest speakers will discuss and present on the specific issues and challenges, in addition to the "Himaya" project suggested by Qatar National Library to support efforts to counter the trafficking and illegal circulation of the documentary heritage. 

Dr. Rajaa Ben Salamah, General Director of the National Library of Tunisia 

Dr. Alsharqi Dahmali, Member of the Advisory Council of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Morroco 

Stephane J. Ipert, Director of the IFLA PAC at Qatar National Library 

Moderator: Maxim Nasra, Book Conservation Specialist at Qatar National Library 

Spaces are limited, please click the link to register for the VoiceBoxer event.