Levantine Foundation Trustee Welcomes Baby Theodore in London Wednesday 8th November 2023

Huge congratulations to Seba Alaridi and Rami Albatal, trustee of the Levantine Foundation, on
arrival of baby Theodore born on the 8th November at 10:22 AM at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
May he bring you lots of happiness and joy.

Conservation Field Campaign: 15 September – 8 October 2023

A three-week field campaign which begun last Friday, 15 September will focus on the conservation of codices from the Syriac, Arabic and Coptic collection.
The aim of the campaign is to continue the conservation of manuscripts from the collection, focusing specifically on six most valuable manuscripts dating from the six to the sixteenth century, to make them suitable for consultation by monks and scholars alike.
The participants include conservators, Francois Vinourd and Giovanni Pagani, director of the Recanati e Restauro specialising in Medieval book conservation. The project is being managed by Elizabeth Sobczynski, the foundation’s CEO.
Fr. Amoon, librarian, will fully participate in the campaign as an observer-trainee under the supervision of Giovanni Pagani.
The campaign is being generously sponsored by John Osborn and Nigel Pilkington, the foundation’s Chairman.

Saturday 18th March 2023

We have been deeply saddened by the death of our esteemed patron, The 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres, Premier Earl of Scotland and head of the House of Lindsay, who has died on Saturday 18th March.

He was a unique person in every respect, a man of integrity, a great art connoisseur, a bibliophile whose hugely impressive library in Balcarres has no equal, erudite and someone who emanated knowledge and kindness onto others.

In 2002, Lord Crawford graciously agreed to become patron of The Levantine Foundation which development he followed with interest until recently. His kind letters acknowledging the progress and achievements over the years brought much encouragement to me and the Board. We are immensely grateful for that.

I have been honoured to have known him and will remember him with admiration and gratitude not only as the Foundation’s patron but also as a dear friend. He will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time wishing them peace and strength for the days and weeks ahead.

Elizabeth Sobczynski, CEO