By the Book
Project Managers Turn the Page to Renovate a Historic Library In Morocco
Some of the world's oldest manuscripts are stored in an even older building. The al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, Morocco is one of the oldest continuously operating libraries in the world. Its deteriorating condition was threatening 4,000 delicate tomes; structural problems, including cracked wooden beams, could have potentially exposed the library's contents to the elements. So in 2012, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture launched a project to rehabilitate the library, with the backing of a grant from Arab Bank in Kuwait.