Sharjah International Book Fair 2017

University of Birmingham staff visited the Sharjah International Book Festival in November 2017 with a replica of the Birmingham Qur'an.

The replica

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Visitors to the exhibit

Visitors with a film crew at the exhibit.

Visitors to the Birmingham Qur'an exhibit at the Sharjah Book Fair, including members of the media.

Visitors enjoying the exhibition.

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Elizabeth Briggs (right), great-great-granddaughter of George Cadbury, visits the exhibit. She is a relative of Edward Cadbury, who funded Alphonse Mingana's trips to the Middle East to acquire manuscripts. Professor Robin Mason, University of Birmingham's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), appears on her right.

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Visitors number 8,999 and 9,000 with the University of Birmingham team.

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Cricketer Wasim Akram visits.

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Tour guides from the Al Noor mosque visit.

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University of Birmingham staff on a private visit of Sharjah's Al Noor mosque.

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The exhibition

Neelam Hussain, Curator of the Mingana Collection of Islamic Arabic Manuscripts, and Susan Worrall, Director of Special Collections, at a panel discussion. 

University of Birmingham staff on stage talking about the Birmingham Qur'an at a panel discussion at Sharjah Book Fair 2017.

Neelam Hussain at a panel discussion.

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Inside the exhibition space.

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