Rabat - The Ministry of Culture will organize the 37th Award Ceremony of Hassan II Prix of Manuscripts at the National Library of Morocco in Rabat on October 21.
Rabat – The Ministry of Culture will organize the 37th Award Ceremony of Hassan II Prix of Manuscripts at the National Library of Morocco in Rabat on October 21.
According to the Ministry of Culture, the event aims to preserve, enhance, and promote the Moroccan manuscript heritage.
The celebration will be chaired by Minister of Culture Mohammed Amine Sbihi. The Grand Award of Merit and three Encouragement Awards will be granted at the event.
The event will also be an opportunity to present two works. First, a repertoire of 332 pages by the Book Direction will be presented, which lists all the manuscripts and documents participating in this year, and second, a commemorative 218-page book designed by specialists and contains a set of thorough scientific studies on manuscripts.
The award-winning manuscripts will be highlighted through an exhibition.
The Hassan II Prix of Manuscripts was established in 1969 with the specific purpose to recover and collect manuscripts dispersed among Moroccan families.
It also aims to raise awareness among holders of the documents as to their scientific, material, and symbolic importance.