The Rylands Cairo Genizah Project: Conserving, Presenting and Interpreting a Cultural Asset

Impact: Cultural impacts, Societal impacts


The Rylands Cairo Genizah Project has had impact through its conservation, presentation, and interpretation of an internationally important archive of manuscripts which illuminate all aspects of the history, and the religious, social, and commercial life of the Jews in the Levant from the 9th to the 19th centuries. This collection is of deep interest to the Jewish community in the UK and abroad, and forms part of the cultural capital of this country, where the vast bulk of it is now housed. The project has also had an impact on heritage experts, by developing methods which have been applied to recording and disseminating other cultural assets.
Impact date2014
Category of impactCultural impacts, Societal impacts
Impact levelBenefit