Qatar National Library open day - April 18

Qatar National Library (QNL) will be hosting a Special open day on April 18 for all members of the community to explore and enjoy its remarkable Heritage Collection.

QNL will be offering the public tours to shed light on the Heritage Collection's most treasured items. An exclusive programme for students from local schools will take place in the morning.

Tours will commence at 1pm and continue until 6pm. Qatar National Library's Heritage Collection is currently housed at 71 Al-Maha Street, off Luqta Street near Immigration Roundabout.

The collection includes a rare trove of manuscripts, books, and artefacts documenting a wealth of Arab-Islamic civilisation and human thought.

The Heritage Collection will reside in the centre of Qatar National Library's new building, which has been designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas.

QNL, a member of Qatar Foundation, will for the first time provide the public with the opportunity to view the collection up-close in celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites this year, which is being held under the theme 'Heritage of Education'.

The International Day for Monuments and Sites is held on April 18 every year and has been established to celebrate the diversity of heritage throughout the world.

This year, libraries, schools, universities and academies around the world will celebrate the history of education across cultures and geographies by exploring and preserving valued cultural assets such as Qatar's Heritage Collection.

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