Since the Pre-Islamic age, Arabs have been famed for their equine glories and extraordinary passion for horses. Various manuscripts and books available on the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), the Qatar National Library (QNL) and the British Library, capture the essence of horsemanship and the long-standing equine tradition in the Arab world.
The Heritage Collection is a unique contribution to Qatar’s cultural landscape. Specifically, the Collection’s Early Arabic printing section contains some of the first Arabic books printed on presses in Shweir (Lebanon), Aleppo (Syria), Mosul (Iraq), Bulaq (Egypt) and in the Hijaz (Saudi Arabia).
QNL’s participation in the 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly marks the latest event in an active year to share the library’s vision, exchange innovative ideas, and learn how the most creative libraries in the world serve their communities.