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Conservation Lecture: Kristine Rose-Beers on Rebinding the Ruzbihan Qur’an

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Joseph S. Stauffer Library
Room: 014
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Queen’s University Library invites you to a lecture by distinguished conservator Kristine Rose-Beers in Stauffer Library on March 22.

The lecture, Rebinding the Ruzbihan Qur’an: contemporary considerations for the conservation of bound Islamic manuscript material, will focus on the final stages of a six-year project to research and conserve the spectacular Ruzbihan Qur’an (CBL Is 1558). Made in Shiraz in the mid-16th century, this manuscript represents the pinnacle of Safavid manuscript production.

Kristine Rose-Beers ACR is Head of Conservation at the Chester Beatty in Dublin, Ireland, and an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). She specialises in the conservation of Islamic manuscript material, with particular interest in the importance of materiality and codicology to contemporary conservation solutions. Kristine has taught and lectured internationally, and is a regular tutor at the Montefiascone Project in Italy. She is also a member of the Institute of Conservator-Restorers in Ireland (ICRI) and the Kairouan Manuscript Project (KMP).

A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture. 

RSVP by March 20 and please share this invitation with your fellow faculty members and students.


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