The National Library and Archives (NLA) and the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) discuss strengthening cooperation in areas of common interest

The National Library and Archives (NLA) and the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) discuss strengthening cooperation in areas of common interest

The National Library and Archives (NLA) and the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) discuss strengthening cooperation in areas of common interest

The National Library and Archives (NLA) discussed strengthening cooperation with NYU Abu Dhabi in various fields such as digitizing rare books, compiling family and private archives and making them available on a special platform on the NYUAD's website, in addition to addressing and restoring the university’s collections in the labs of the Center For Preservation and Restoration of the National Library and Archives, and in other areas of common interest.

As His Excellency Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Acting Director General of the National Library and Archives, received Professor Shamoon Zamir and Mr. Mubarak Al Ahbabi of the NYUAD, at the National Library and Archives headquarters, new joint initiatives were launched. They included collecting family archives or private archives and making them available on the platform allocated by NYU Abu Dhabi on its website. The NLA is interested in family and private archives as they constitute a historical legacy and a significant part of the country's historical archive and archival heritage, and it is also interested in completing the collection of the UAE's national and historical archives.

Furthermore, the National Library and Archives has stressed the importance of cooperating with NYU Abu Dhabi and exchanging archive collections of common interest. In this regard, NLA offered the treatment and restoration of damaged historical collections by senior experts and specialists in the restoration laboratory of the NLA’s Center for Conservation and Restoration.

The two sides praised their collaboration level in the "Arab Groups on the Internet" project, available on the project’s platform on the NYUAD website, which includes a collection of rare Arabic books from the Emirates Library, selected by experts in this field. The NLA’s participation in this project is one in a series of many other projects which promote cultural diplomacy, driven by its interest in putting efforts to collaborate on local, Arab and international projects which promote the world heritage and contribute to its availability to readers.
The two sides are reviewing the memorandum of understanding concluded between them in line with their new joint initiatives.