Societies and Institutions

Islamic Art & Architecture

DISCOVER ISLAMIC ART: Museum with No Frontiers (MWNF)
This is an organization, with a network of partners from 19 countries, that aims to become a gateway to presenting works of art, architecture and archaeology.


EGYPT: Al-Azhar online. Launched in 2006, it is a “Project to Preserve Al Azhar Scripts and Publish Them Online” between Al-Azhar and the support of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s IT Education Project (ITEP); for an article on this project, see Tec News (dated 10 Oct. 2006).

Manuscripts & MSS Projects

TIMA: The Islamic Manuscript Association, Cambridge UK. An international effort to protect Islamic manuscripts

Its mission is to promote research into the history of mathematics and its use at all levels of mathematics education.

Islamic Medicine

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF ISLAMIC MEDICINE (ISHIM). Among their objectives: promoting the contributions of Arab and Muslim physicians to the history of medicine; establishment of a library (which will include an index and copies of manuscripts); and issuing a bi-annual journal and newsletter. They provide a list of other links on medicine:


CZECH REPUBLIC: National Library of the Czech Republic, a Manuscriptorium service

DENMARK: The Royal Library, Copenhagen: Digitized materials from the Oriental Collections: including Arabic, Persian, Chinese and Japanese, Tibetan, Mongolian, and Indian manuscripts

INDIA: Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna

IRAQ: Iraqi Libraries Network. A collaborative project by Iraqi Librarians with the goal of providing information related to Iraqi libraries. Supported by Bielefeld University Library, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Goethe-Institut, and University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt.

MALI: Timbuktu Libraries

USA:The Johns Hopkins University, The Sheridan Libraries: Gold Koran