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Public Invited to View Muslim Journeys Collection
DULUTH, MN – UMD Library recently acquired the Muslim Journeys bookshelf
collection, which includes 25 hardcover books, three full-length films, and a one-
year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. UMD was one of over 840
libraries and humanities councils across the United States to receive the collection.
An opening reception in the Library Rotunda on Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 pm, will
introduce the collection. In addition, one of the feature films provided in the
collection, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, will be shown that evening. The
reception and screening is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 pm, the film Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember will be shown in the Library Rotunda. On Saturday, May 4, 1 pm, the film Prince
Among Slaves will be shown in the Duluth Public Library green room. Both of these
events are also free and open to the public.
The purpose of the Muslim Journeys collection is to familiarize audiences in the
United States about the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims
in the United States and around the world. For more information about the
Muslim Journeys collection and to view trailers from the films, visit http://libguides.d.umn.edu/muslim_journeys.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National
Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American
Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of
New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by
the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.