Beyond Timbuktu — Manuscripts of Djenne (Sep 2018)

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British Library, 96 Euston Road, St. Pancras, London
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Dates & Time:
28th September 2018 to 6th January 2019
9.30 AM to 6 PM (Mon, Wed-Fri); 9.30 AM to 8 PM (Tue); 9.30 AM to 5 PM (Sat); 11 AM to 5 PM (Sun)
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Free. See bl.uk

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This small exhibition will introduce you to the work that the Endangered Archives Programme has done to preserve archival material that is in danger of destruction through violence, neglect or physical deterioration.

The display will include some manuscripts from the World Heritage Site of Djenne on the banks of the Niger Delta -- often described as the twin city of Timbuktu. Local people had to band together in 2013 to save their heritage from militants. The city's beautiful architecture was eventually spared, but it's documents remain vulnerable.

The display will feature some contemporary photographs of the city, interspersed with examples of religious and secular texts.

 

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