Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation

Log Number: ST-248577-OMS-20

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation will use funds towards the conservation treatment of 7-12 vulnerable manuscripts and paintings from the Islamic collection, dated from the 10th century to the present. As part of the upcoming major engagement and exhibition project "Manuscripts of the Muslim World," the Free Library's nationally significant collections of Islamic art, which includes 200 manuscript books and 1,200 works on paper, will be united with contemporary art and craft produced by residents of Philadelphia. The collection represents a range of humanistic and scientific disciplines and is focused on not only on the significance and preservation of the objects, but also includes a commitment to community engagement and outreach. The project will be matched with $100,000 in non-federal share.