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…

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…

Apni Basti Mela: A Musical Dastangoi on Amir Khusro's relationship with Nizamuddin Auliya

Apni Basti Mela: A Musical Dastangoi on Amir Khusro’s relationship with Nizamuddin Auliya

Excerpt: The walk comes to an end with a musical dastangoi on Amir Khusro’s relationship with Nizamuddin Auliya as part of Apni Basti Mela organised by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The story starts on a playful note and then blends beautifully into the Khusro composition, Aaj Rang Hai. The beautiful juxtaposition of narrative…

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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:…

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…

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…

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Event – December 3 | Aga Khan Museum: The Canticle of the Birds with Dr. Michael Barry

Scholar, author, and professor in Princeton University’s Near Eastern Studies Department, Dr. Michael Barry re-imagines one of the masterpieces of Persian literature, The Canticle of the Birds by Farid ud-Din ‘Attar. EVENT: The Canticle of the Birds with Dr. Michael Barry DATE: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 TIME: 6:30 p.m. EST – 7:30 p.m. EST VENUE:…

TripAdvisor Reviews: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

TripAdvisor Reviews: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

14 reviews from the TripAdvisor community on the Aga Khan Museum. “Stunning architecture” “Fascinating and peaceful”   “Don’t miss the restaurant” “Spectacular Building, Spectacular Collection”   “Top-notch museum worth seeking out” “Beautiful detailing, serine, zen like, culturally interesting” “Fascinating articles and striking architecture” “Incredible – A must see for Torontonians and tourists!” “Incredible Collection” “Excellent,…

CanCulture | Inside the Aga Khan Museum

CanCulture | Inside the Aga Khan Museum

Upon leaving [the Aga Khan Museum], there’s a noticeable sign pointing to the nearby Ismaili Community Centre, which offers tours with advanced bookings. The guide during the quiet afternoon was named Nargis. She took the time to explain who Ismaili Muslims are and why the Aga Khan is such a revered figure for their community.…

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Book: Mystics & Music | Frontline

LITERATURE on Amir Khusrau is plentiful, yet sparse. Writings for the lay reader are common; competent studies are few. e books take the reader to the heart of the Sufi tradition and reveal its little-known musical forms. By A.G. NOORANI Chu man tuti–ye hindam ar raast pursi/Zi manh hindui pursi/zi manhindui purs ta maghz guyam…

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Snowfall at Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Salim Nensi Photos

Via http://salimnensi.pixieset.com/snowfallagakhanmuseum/ About Salim Nensi Salim is a talented photographer and loves capturing all the facets of life through the lense of the camera. A passionate artist he loves to capture the brilliance of colour, light and shadows – a profound reflection of what he calls beauty. Discover, explore and learn more about his work…

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Centro Ismaili, Lisboa – Ismaili Centre, Lisbon | A Profile in Portuguese Journal of Architecture

Ismailimail is excited to share an article about the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon in Diário de Arquitectura, a Portuguese Journal of Architecture. For the convenience of our readers Google translation is also provided. A few of the images are provided in the image gallery below and more are available at the source. Diário de Arquitectura Centro…

Laurie Thomson Photography: Ismaili Centre & Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Laurie Thomson Photography: Ismaili Centre & Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

With kind permission. Laurie Thomson is the organizer of Thomson Photography Group formerly on meetup.com and is a retired schoolteacher. Just an amazing building – absolutely love it (along with the Museum). The reflecting pools are brilliant!! Explore more amazing photographs from her at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lauriethomson/ Photography: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto Be the…