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UAE signs deal to renovate Napoleon Museum's library in Italy

Museum in the Italian Island of Elba, where Napoleon was exiled for 300 days in 1814.

UAE signs deal to renovate Napoleon Museum's library in Italy

The UAE has signed an agreement to carry out renovation work at the library of the Napoleon Museum in the Italian Island of Elba, the state news agency WAM reported.

The agreement was signed under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and the National Archive (NA), which is affiliated to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

NA Director General, Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Reyes, said the renovation and digitisation of the library would help in preserving its stock of rare books which chronicle a very critical era in the history of civilisation.

He further said the renovation work will be completed in one year. He thanked the UAE embassy in Rome and the Ambassador, Nasser Al Raesi, for their efforts in facilitating this project.

Napoléon
Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who ruled as Napoleon I from
1804 until 1814. He was exiled to Elba in 1814 and remained there for around
300 days.