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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/08/2015 | 2019 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 7: General Interview with Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara

In the general interview scientific project manager Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara talks about how he organized the rescue operation and his experience of it. He is now concerned with restoring and…

General Interview with Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/01/2015 | 1971 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 6: The Berlin Conference

The international strategy meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin brings together all the partners involved in the manuscript rescue measures in Timbuktu to discuss the next steps. The aim at the…

The Berlin Conference
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/25/2015 | 1499 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 5: Future Prospects

It is only after proper restoration, reassembly of tiny fragments of text and stabilization of the extremely thin pages of goatskin or camel skin that the manuscripts will be able to be…

Future Prospects
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/18/2015 | 1684 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 4: Africa's Memory

Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara is preparing a small exhibition in his archive for the Luxembourgian Development Aid Minister, in order to point up the most pressing problems with the rescued manuscripts…

Africa's Memory
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/11/2015 | 1751 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 3: Knowledge Transfer

Many of the manuscripts rescued from Timbuktu are damaged, soiled and in more than a few cases entire pages have been destroyed by termites. Following initial cleaning the documents are properly…

Knowledge Transfer
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/04/2015 | 1711 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 2: First Aid

There are almost 1,000 kilometres separating Timbuktu from the capital city of Bamako in Mali, West Africa. This huge distance covers two climate zones: In the oasis city of Timbuktu, where the…

First Aid
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/25/2015 | 5897 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 1: A Journey into the Unknown

Roughly three years ago insurgents attacked the north of the West African state of Mali and captured the oasis city of Timbuktu. During the fighting not only were several world renowned mausoleums…

A Journey into the Unknown