The Qur’anic Manuscripts from the Oriental Collection
The Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo is hosting an exhibition of the Qur’anic manuscripts from the Oriental Collection of the Historical Archives of Sarajevo.
The exhibition was opened on the occasion of the International Day of the Archive and the month of Ramadan. Organized by the Historical Archives of Sarajevo, the exhibition was opened by Fuad Ohranovi?, Director of the Historical Archives of Sarajevo; Osman Lavi?, Director of the Gazi Husrev Beg Library; Haso Popara, the curator of the exhibition and Mirvad Kuri?, Minister of Culture and Sport Canton Sarajevo.
The exhibition presents Qur’anic manuscripts from different historical periods, starting from the end of the 14th century, until the 19th century. What makes these manuscripts stand out are excellent calligraphy and illuminations. It should be noted that the authors of the presented manuscripts are Bosniaks, which confirms that this type of art cherished in Bosnia during the entire period of the Ottoman rule.