The Writing and Scripts Center is one of the research centers of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina which studies inscriptions, calligraphies and writings in the world throughout the ages, from the pre-dynastic period up to the digital age.
The Center strives to be a unique and distinguished center in the field of its specialization spreading the interest in studying the history of writings and their development, as well as the preservation and digital documentation of the history of writing— the memory of humanity.
Since its establishment, the Writing and Scripts Center has adopted several objectives, namely: the production and digital documentation for writings; the study of the development of writings until the digital age; and the study of the aesthetics of calligraphy as a means for advanced artistic expression.
In order to meet these objectives, the work plan was focused on two fundamental axes:
The Writing and Scripts Center organizes a number of cultural activities such as the release of publications in the field, implementation of research projects (short, medium and long-term), in addition to academic conferences which are also great opportunities to gather worldwide specialists.
The Writing and Scripts Center offers several educational activities aiming to form links with the local community, including permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational courses and workshops, as well as sessions to teach ancient calligraphy to children, youth and adults, in conjunction with the cultural season lectures.
In 2006, the Writing and Scripts Center was awarded the Best Book Prize for the Arabic translation of the History of Writing from Ideogram to Multimedia, from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science in the field of Arts, Literature and Humanities.
More information is available on: http://www.bibalex.org/CalligraphyCenter