The al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine participates in an international conference on the Iraqi archaeological heritage

The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, represented by the Al-Kafeel Museum and the Manuscript Restoration Center of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, participated in the activities of the Third International Conference for Research and Protection on the Archaeological Heritage of Iraq.
The conference is organized by the University of Kufa / College of Heritage in cooperation with the Italian University of Bologna and the European Union, and aims to strengthen the national identity and preserve the antiquities and heritage made by the sons of Mesopotamia.
The Head of the Al-Kafeel Museum Department, Mr. Sadiq Lazem al-Zaidi, said: “Participation in this conference was twofold, the first is our participation in the activities of the conference and the second is through the exhibition that is part of its activities, where we participated with a pavilion in order to introduce the museum’s contents of valuables, manuscripts, collectibles and archaeological artifacts, In addition to showing the effort our staffs are making in order to preserve it.”
He added: "The pavilion displayed samples of the museum's holdings, such as pictures of manuscripts and rare collectibles, in addition to displaying other museum pieces dating back to different eras, in addition to allocating a part of the pavilion that showed in a practical way the method of maintaining museum carpets, and the manufacture and maintenance of arabesques or the so-called ring, which is one of the elements of ancient Islamic art and a symbol of Islamic architecture, because the museum’s staff are specialized in this art."
Regarding the participation of the Manuscripts Restoration Center of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine Library, the center's assistant director, Mr. Ali Muhammad Jasem, said: "The pavilion of our center included a display of samples of rare documents, manuscripts and books belonging to the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, which have been restored in our center and dates back to different eras and has a heritage value. A summary was also presented, supported by some of the devices and equipment used by the center in restoring documents, manuscripts and books."
He continued, "In the pavilion, we explained, through practical workshops, how the restoration work is carried out, starting from receiving the manuscript to showing it in its proper form, as the work of the Department of Biological and Chemical Laboratory and the Department of Restoration, ending with the Department of Decoration and Works of Art, as well as a display of a number of types of insects and pests that infect damage to books and paper documents in general."
This participation witnessed thanks and praise from the university presidency and the preparatory committee for the conference, giving it a good opportunity to get acquainted closely with what the staff of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine are doing, and your efforts to preserve antiquities and heritage that have been neglected and vandalized.
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