Preserving Manuscripts in the Al-Aqib Library, Sankoré Mosque of Timbuktu

Timbuktu, Mali

Amount $ 74 990

Years 2019 - 2020

Operator Amalia

project status Completed

Type of grant Emergency relief


The Al-Aqib Library at the Sankoré Mosque in Timbuktu holds a unique manuscript collection, which remained in Timbuktu during the armed attacks of 2012. This project improved the critical preservation conditions of the collection through collaboration between AMALIA and library personnel. The Al-Aqib collection is also part of a digitization project led by the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, and of a research project coordinated by the University of Hamburg.