Mission to Ethiopia

Priests show part of their collection of manuscripts.

Addis Abeba, February 2019 – Just right before the beginning of Spring I went on a mission to Ethiopia. The aim was to evaluate the state of conservation of some important book collections and to meet the people in charge of their preservation and protection.
My trip was also the occasion to talk to locals about their culture, history and crafts, and to share knowledge and information. It was definitely a constructive meeting that built the foundation for a future fruitful collaboration.