Timbuktu Libraries in Exile

Help us preserve a global cultural heritage from imminent loss and become part of the great learning adventure of Timbuktu.
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$67,446USD
raised of $100,000 goal
67%
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This campaign started on May 21 and closed on June 20, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on June 20, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Become part of the story

    You will receive a personalized digital certificate honoring your support and be listed on the T160K web site as a supporter.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    127 claimed

  • $30USD
    Preserve a manuscript

    A personal dedication of your choice and a small photo will be affixed to the box of the manuscript you've helped to preserve--a permanent record of your contribution. You will also receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    432 claimed

  • $60USD
    Preserve two or more

    A personal dedication of your choice and a small photo will be affixed to the boxes of the two manuscripts you've helped to preserve--a permanent record of your contribution. You will also receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site. *** For every $30 added, we will preserve an additional manuscript in your name.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    98 claimed

  • $100USD
    Become a topic of conversation

    Become a topic of conversation and spread the story with a Libraries in Exile T-shirt created exclusively for this campaign. You will also receive 5 Libraries in Exile buttons to share with your friends. Extra T-shirts may be added by pledging $20 each. In addition, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of two manuscripts you've helped preserve, and you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    147 claimed

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    $500USD
    Joseph Hunwick Print

    You will receive a museum quality photographic print featuring the manuscripts from the personal collection of master-photographer Joseph Hunwick. In addition, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of twelve manuscripts you've helped preserve, and you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    5 out of 5 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Collection of prints

    You will receive a collection of four high quality archival 8x10 prints of photos from our collection. In addition, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of thirty manuscripts you've helped preserve, and you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    3 claimed

  • $2,500USD
    Half-hour Skype call

    Learn about the manuscripts and their amazing story during a personal half-hour Skype conversation with T160K co-founder Stephanie Diakité, PhD. In addition, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the box of 60 manuscripts you've helped preserve, and you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Original Illuminated Art

    Receive an original piece of illuminated calligraphy executed by a Malian craftsman using traditional materials and techniques. We will consult with you on the subject matter of your piece. In addition, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the box of 100 manuscripts you've helped preserve, and you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $6,000USD
    Speaking Engagement

    T160K co-founder Stephanie Diakité, PhD, who has been personally involved in the preservation and evacuation effort, will come and address your organization, group, or school, providing a 45 minute presentation with Q and A session to follow. You will pay travel expenses beyond the Seattle, WA area. In addition, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of 150 manuscripts you've helped preserve, and you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $9,000USD
    Preserve one footlocker

    Thank you for your great commitment to this effort. In recognition of your generous contribution, you will receive a set of six high quality archival 8x10 prints of photos in our collection. Your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of the 300 manuscripts you've helped preserve as well as the footlocker itself, plus you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    0 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    An evening of discussion

    Experience an evening of discussion and Malian cuisine with Stephanie Diakité, PhD, at her Seattle home (or elsewhere, if you are willing to pay travel expenses.) In addition, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of 300 manuscripts you've helped preserve, plus you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $25,000USD
    Visit the manuscripts in Mali

    Join Stephanie Diakité and Abdel Kader Haidara in Mali for an evening of discussion and traditional Malian cuisine, followed by a personal visit with the manuscripts in exile. Travel to Mali entails significant risks at this time. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver and pay your travel expenses. Also, your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of 500 manuscript you've helped preserve, plus you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $100,000USD
    Angel contributor

    We cannot adequately thank you for your amazing contribution. If you are able to support at this level, let's discuss how we can best honor your support. Your personal dedication and photo will be affixed to the boxes of the over three thousand manuscript you've helped preserve, plus you'll receive the digital certificate and recognition on the web site.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    0 claimed

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