National Museum of Qatar Library Rare Books – International collection of gastronomy books & manuscripts

AL SHAMARI, Eiman and PARKER-LEAVY, Susan and AL BULUSHI, Kulthoom (2018) National Museum of Qatar Library Rare Books – International collection of gastronomy books & manuscripts. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 153 - Poster Session.

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National Museum of Qatar Library Rare Books – International collection of gastronomy books & manuscripts

Part 1 - International Collection of Gastronomy Books & Manuscripts The National Museum of Qatar Library (NMoQ) will open its doors in 2019. This museum and library will give voice to Qatar’s heritage whilst celebrating its future. NMoQ will have a section relating to celebrations and a gourmet restaurant with a cooking school. The International Collection of Gastronomy Books & Manuscripts will be part of the NMoQ Library Rare Book Room. Find out more at > http://www.qm.org.qa/en/project/national-museum-qatar Search the collection at > http://ecatalogue.qma.com.qa Part 2 – The Collection The collection is one of the largest collections of ancient texts on gastronomy with more than 4000 books and manuscripts in Latin, Italian, and many other languages. The age of the collection ranges from 1454 to 1899 Work flow involved in preparing the books to be housed in the new library. This includes condition checking; inventory; preservation; cataloging and final placement in the rare book room. Part 3 - Highlights from our collection A selection of includes images from: • Platina, De honesta voluptate et valetudine, 1475 • Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum, ITA, 1662 • Volkamer, Johann Chistoph, Hesperides norimbergenses, [1713] • The Cook Book of Alice Gardiner (1797)

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