Increasing visibility of the Muslim world

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), recently awarded Columbia University and its peer institutions — The Free Library of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and Bryn Mawr College — $500,000 to digitize Islamic manuscripts and paintings dating from 1000 to 1900.

“Arising from an extraordinary confluence of collecting foresight, scholarly curiosity, and shared expertise, this project shows the modern academic library at its very best,” said Sean Quimby, Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Learn more about our Manuscripts of the Muslim World project.