Dar Al-Hayat Information Center

Dar Al-Hayat Information Center has been created with the re-launch of the Lebanese newspaper Al-Hayat of 1946-1976 as a Pan Arab newspaper from London in October 1988. Based in Beirut, the center is currently a corporate unit that caters for Daralhayat publications (Alhayat international and its local editions, Laha Magazine and alWasat Magazine (ceased in 2004)). The center’s photographs collection covers all Dar Al-Hayat publications interests and holds in its Beirut central archives over 270,000 photographs. All pictures have been archived either as born digital photos or as digital conversion from original prints and slides. A very limited photograph collection belongs to Alhayat of 1946, due to the fact that the old archives was destroyed by a fire in 1976 during the Lebanese civil war. Database replication for internal access is made available in the 3 main geographical sites (London, Beirut and Riyadh). Contact Details: Name: Nada Itani Email: nada@alhayat.com Website: http://www.alhayat.com Tel: +9611-987990 ext 405 Fax: +9611-983921

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