A donation of 2,500 books by Shkëlzen Maliqi

Lumbardhi Foundation extends its book collection with a donation of over 2,500 by Shkëlzen Maliqi!

Art critic, philosopher, political analyst and one of the key contributors to the development of the independent arts and culture scene in the last 30 years in Kosovo, Mr. Shkëlzen Maliqi, has honored Lumbardhi Foundation by entrusting over 2,500 books from his private library, collected over half a century, marking the first donation of this scale to Lumbadhi’s library.

This collection includes a wide array of publications in various languages that reflect the broad intellectual and professional curiosity of Maliqi, ranging from the history of art and byzantynology, to social sciences, political studies, literature and various books about Kosovo and the wider region. The cataloging and organising of the library, as well as the personal archive of Mr. Maliqi will be done as part of the “Public Archive” project. The project supports the initiation of a library, forming of an archive and a digital collection of photographs and documents in fields that correspond with Lumbardhi’s research focus, to be opened to the public in a few phases during 2022.

“Public Archive” will also support the interaction of Lumbardhi’s researchers with cultural and scientific communities and dedicated citizens of all generations, to create a common fund out of materials currently available in the private domain. This common knowledge will be in the disposal of researchers and the curious in digital spaces and the physical ones used by Lumbardhi Foundation and its partners, in forms of primary resource as well as programs, conversations and publications that stem from the research.

All those willing to share materials, private archives or books, may reach Lumbardhi Foundation’s team at info@lumbardhi.org

We extend our gratitude to our partners Presje for accommodating the collection.

“Public Archive ” was initiated as a project with the support of the International Relief Fund of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and other partners.

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