A delegation from the University of Paris has visited Imam Hussein Center for Manuscript Restoration, affiliated with the Imam Hussein Shrine, to carry out a project to archive and retain the Iraqi manuscripts digitally.
Munaf al-Temeemi, director of the center, said, “The delegation’s visit aims to initiate a collaboration between the University of Paris and Imam Hussein Center to cross-fertilize ideas and exchange expertise by conducting training workshops.”
French researcher Teabou Leval said, “The visit is about initiating a project between the University of Paris, Iraqi universities, and Imam Hussein Center to study the methods of maintaining the Islamic manuscripts .”
He added that they will create a website in Paris to connect all the Iraqi manuscript centers, share the Iraqi manuscripts with the world, and officially archive them.
Leval said further, “It is interesting to find a manuscript restoration center, in Kerbela, equipped with modern technologies, following the world’s modern scientific methods of restoring and maintaining manuscripts.