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Middle Eastern manuscripts and art

Did you know that L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns over 50 Arabic and Persian manuscripts dating from the 9th to 19th centuries? Curators from Special Collections and the BYU Museum of Art have selected a number of these manuscripts to display in Special Collections over the next few weeks in conjuction with the MOA’s new exhibit, Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture, which opens tomorrow (Feb. 24).

Stop by the 1st floor of the library this afternoon to learn more about Islamic texts and artwork at BYU.  In addition to the manuscripts on exhibit there will be a display of publications from BYU’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI).

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