Rehabilitation of Saint Joseph University’s Oriental Library

Beirut, Lebanon

Amount $ 150K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Oeuvre d’Orient (France) in cooperation with Saint Joseph University (Lebanon)

Type of grant Beirut Action Plan

The Oriental Library of Saint Joseph University houses an extraordinary collection of manuscripts and rare religious books. The 4 August 2020 explosion caused structural damage to the library building and damage to conservation facilities (such as cold rooms and dehumidifiers). This project rehabilitates the library by assessing the damage, repairing walls and ceilings, and replacing doors, and windows.