12 October 2016 - Manchester

Maria Luisa Russo presented a paper entitled “Joining the dots: projects on conservation and research of Malian written cultural heritage” (co-authored with Dmitry Bondarev) at the international conference “Collections, connections, collaborations: from potential to impact” in the framework of the programme “Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities” (The National Archives and Research Libraries UK).
The abstract of the paper:
The University of Hamburg, with the financial support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Gerda Henkel Foundation, runs two projects dealing with the written cultural heritage of Mali. The environment of interconnected social space created by this collaborative work helps maintain careful attitude to what constitutes cultural heritage. Through participation in different modules of the projects, the members of the complex multilingual and multicultural communities find connective space in the activities related to manuscript preservation, cataloguing, and research.