Contemporary Mali with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Timbuktu: Pars & Present

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Date(s) - Sep 18, 2014
12:00 am

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Dr. Gates in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson

In 1999, on his PBS series Wonders of the African World , Dr. Gates brought for the first time to wide attention the Timbuktu manuscripts, a priceless trove of documents covering a wide range of human endeavor, including the teachings of Islam, law, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy. In the ensuing 15 years, these manuscripts have been imperiled by Mali’s civil upheaval. In this series, Dr. Gates explores contemporary Mali, and what the future holds for the cultural, architectural, and intellectual treasures of West Africa.

This week, Timbuktu past and present.

This program is in conjunction with the Mali Now festival celebrating contemporary Malian music, culture, and politics.

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

Tickets call 212-570-3949

Above:  Djinguereber Mosque photo by Emilio Labrador



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