August events at Qatar National Library to promote heritage and crafts

The events will all take place online

August events at Qatar National Library to promote heritage and crafts
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Qatar National Library has been open since July but events continue to take place online.

In August there are virtual workshops and happening throughout the month.

On August 10 parents of children with autism can learn about accessible apps to aid communication and help their children learn numbers, colours, shapes and sizes.

The following day there's an introduction to Al-Nagda, one of the oldest Gulf heritage crafts. Learn about the art of embroidering local fabrics and costumes with silver and golden wires to add a smooth artistic and aesthetic touch. The workshop will show the tools and fabrics that were used in sewing it in the past, along with a presentation of drawings and types of Al-Nagda designs.

Then, on August 12, there is a lecture, Preventive Measures to Preserve Arabic Manuscripts: Reality and Prospects, held in collaboration with the National Laboratory for Manuscript and Parchment Preservation and Restoration in Tunisia.

The webinar includes three lectures by experts from the National Institute of Heritage in Tunisia, and is part of a series of events organised by the IFLA Regional Center for Preservation and Conservation (PAC) at the library.

On August 15 you can learn how the current pandemic has been a catalyst for change in library services around the world in a session including librarians from Qatar, the Arab region, Europe, South East Asia and the US.

A discussion on Sustainable Development Goals takes place on August 15, taking in the blueprint by the UN that aims to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Presented by SDGeneration Network and Greener Future, the webinar will introduce the goals and how we can achieve them, as well as discussing the impact that COVID-19 has had.

A lecture on August 18 will look at the textual structure of Arabic manuscript, led by Mahmoud Zaki, the library's manuscript librarian.

For more information visit www.qnl.qa.

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