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Title: Gazi Husrev-beg Library Book Museum
Authors: Ćurovac, Ejla
Ćurovac, Adnan
Keywords: Subject::Manuscripts
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2022
Publisher: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Series/Report no.: 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) / 2022 in Dublin, Ireland;
Abstract: Gazi Husrev-bey Library in Sarajevo is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded on January 8, 1537 and has since continuously served the mission for which it was created. With the installation of the "Book Museum" to the visitors of the Gazi Husrev-bey Library and to book lovers in general will be presented an interesting story about the attitude of the inhabitants of Bosnia and Herzegovina towards books in the past, which is told through museum artifacts. Museum's collection is divided into fourteen topical units includes The oldest book in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Scriptorium in Foca in the 16th century; The first printing house in the Ottoman Empire; The first printed books and newspapers in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Madrassas and Libraries; Qur'an manuscripts; The Library during the wartime in the period from 1992 to 1995; Calligraphy; Lapidarium and few others. This poster will serve as an inspiration to other libraries to present their most important manuscripts, incunabulas and rarities to the public. It will also provide an opportunity for all congress visitors to get to know the Gazi Husrev-bey Library and its nearly half-millennium-long journey. Gazi Husrev-bey library, given its age and the valuable manuscripts and books it protects in its holdings, can be a great inspiration to other libraries around the world to present and offer their literary treasures to the public.
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