The Globe and Mail Feature on Aga Khan Musuem Exhibit: The Lost Dhow - links between ancient Islam and China

The Globe and Mail Feature on Aga Khan Musuem Exhibit: The Lost Dhow – links between ancient Islam and China

JAMES ADAMS: Hear the word “Islam” these days and, for many, visions of beheadings, demagogic mullahs, hollow-eyed refugees and gun-toting jihadis are almost sure to follow. While hardly fair or truthful, this mental slide show is nevertheless an understandable result of the way Islam, or at least acts perpetrated by some in the name of…

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Event – December 12 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto – Showcase Performance: Lara Bello: Reflections of Granada

Aga Khan Museum’s Performing Arts program features much celebrated artist Granada-born Lara Bello who delivers stunning performances that mix Latin American rhythms with jazz and classical music, flamenco dance and song. EVENT: Showcase Performance: Lara Bello: Reflections of Granada DATE: Friday, December 12th, 2014 TIME: 8:00 p.m. EST VENUE: Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford…

Rehana Meru: Wheel Dance offers 'complete freedom' to disabled dancers | Toronto Star

Rehana Meru: Wheel Dance offers ‘complete freedom’ to disabled dancers | Toronto Star

Ballroom dancing in a wheelchair feels like ‘floating through the clouds,’ Ken Faber says. ‘Nothing else compares.’ Every Wednesday, wheelchair user Randy McNeil heads down to the Victoria Ballet Academy in Vaughan for ballroom dancing lessons. The former industrial mechanic smiles as he is spun and twirled around the dance floor in his chair. “It’s…

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover wishes Prince Amyn “Happy Birthday.” Left to right (standing at the podium) Minister Shelly Glover, (seated) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prince Amyn Aga Khan. [Image © Ismailimail/AM]

New Speech: Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover delivers inauguration address during the opening of the Aga Khan Museum

On the eve of 3 months milestone of the inauguration of the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto, Ismailimail is proud to feature the full address of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover during the opening of the Aga Khan Museum. This speech completes the full complement of addresses delivered by…

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Event – December 10 – April 26 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: New Exhibition Launch: The Lost Dhow – A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route

“This exhibition beautifully shows that creative exchanges between China and the Islamic world were fully under way one thousand years ago.” – Alan Chong, Director of Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum “The Lost Dhow exhibition is a natural fit with the Aga Khan Museum. The cross-cultural exchange exemplified by the dhow’s cargo is exactly what our…

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The Apollo Awards 2014 | Aga Khan Museum Shortlisted for the Museum Opening of the Year Award

Highlights from the Aga Khan Museum’s collection have been touring the world for several years. Now for the first time, more than 1,000 artefacts spanning as many years of Islamic history and three continents have a permanent home designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki. The collection includes masterpieces of ceramics and painting acquired…

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Event – December 10 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: Saints and Superheroes: The Visual Culture of Pakistan with Dr. Jamal J. Elias

Jamal J. Elias, Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses popular culture in contemporary Pakistan. EVENT:  Saints and Superheroes: The Visual Culture of Pakistan with Dr. Jamal J. Elias DATE:  Wednesday, December 10, 2014 TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST VENUE:…

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Event – December 10 | The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 – The Power of Education!

On the day of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo (December 10, 2014), join Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway for a celebration of the 2014 Laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, and their important achievements towards advancing children’s rights and access to education. The evening will…

DFATD - Left to right Gordon Campbell, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mahmoud Eboo of the Aga Khan Foundation and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on the occasion of the Diefenbaker Award

Gordon Campbell, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mahmoud Eboo of the Aga Khan Foundation and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird

Photo taken during the occasion of John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presented the award to the Right Honourable William Hague (not in this picture) for his work on the prevention of sexual violence in conflict. Aitmadi Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders’ International…

Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Photo of the Day: Cultural Reflection | Urban Toronto

Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto becoming the most photographed cultural landmarks in Toronto, Canada. December 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, located on Wynford Drive in the Don Mills and Eglinton area, are Toronto’s newest cultural landmarks. The recently-opened facilities were designed by architects Fumihiko Maki, Charles…

Part II: The Launch of the Aga Khan Museum – A Personal Interpretation by Sabrina Lakhani

Sabrina Lakhani: The Launch of the Aga Khan Museum – Personal Interpretation

Part I: …nothing has moved me to write again as much as Hussein Janhmohamed and Fez Meghani’s visit to Chicago for the Enlightened Encounters Program. This program introduced the purpose of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada to the Jamat and neighboring communities. During an informal discussion, as Hussein shared his personal story, I…

SIAVASH: The Prince of Hope - Showcase Performance (Photo: Aga Khan Museum/Jim Carmody)

Event – December 5-6 | Aga Khan Museum: SIAVASH: The Prince of Hope – Showcase Performance

The Aga Khan Museum presents the page-to-stage world premiere of a multi-media performance written and directed by composer Shahrokh Yadegari. Through storytelling, music, and images, this work explores the trials of Prince Siavash from the Shah-Nameh (Book of Kings). Manuscripts and folios of this epic poem — written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between 977…

Event - December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert - With One Voice

Event – December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert – With One Voice

The Canadian Jamat’s Arts & Culture portfolio is delighted to announce a Winter Concert, “With One Voice“, featuring the Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir and the Vancouver Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble, among other community choirs in Vancouver. This concert features features two Ismaili choirs conducted by St. Clement’s music director Lynley Lewis, as well as…

Shainool Jiwa - Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance

Event – December 5 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Shainool Jiwa – Religious Pluralism and Pragmatic Governance: The Mediterranean Experience during Fatimid Rule

Dr. Shainool Jiwa, a specialist in Fatimid History, will discuss the leadership of Imam Al Mu’izz and examine various facets of Fatimid authority, leadership and inclusive governance. Among the hallmarks of the Fatimids, who reigned form 909 to 1071, was a model of leadership and governance which they espoused, and its durability over two and…

The Canada Summit

Event – December 3 | The Economist: The Canada Summit – Aga Khan Museum CEO to speak on Brand Canada

The Economist’s first-ever Canada Summit will explore the pressing questions facing Canada’s economy today. Aga Khan Museum’s CEO, Henry Kim is one of several speakers at the event. Find out About Brand Canada: The more the merrier (session at 5:05) as Henry Kim, Director and CEO, Aga Khan Museum, Cameron Bailey, Artistic director, Toronto International…