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…

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Salim Nensi Photographs: Fall @ Aga Khan Museum

With kind permission. Salim Nensi continues to inspires us with frequently sharing his collection of pictures of the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and it’s unifying Aga Khan Park. More photographs here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/salimnensi Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani Family, the…

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Event – November 14-16 | AKDN & Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal host Apni Basti Mela 2014 in Delhi, India

EVENT: Apni Basti Mela 2014 DATE: Friday, November 14th, 2014 to Sunday, November 16th, 2014 TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Time VENUE: DDA Park, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi India   Explore, Discover and Learn more via Facebook | Humayun’s Tomb – Nizamuddin Basti Renewal Project Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin Basti…

Guided walk-through of Aga Khan Museum with Dr. Ruba Kana'an and Azim Alibhai

Guided walk-through of Aga Khan Museum with Dr. Ruba Kana’an and Azim Alibhai

via writer/educator Cristoph De Caermichael’s YouTube channel The Iranian ceramics were clay based, as only China had access to porcelain back then. (Muslims) were fascinated by something they didn’t have, .. There was always a back and forth between the Muslim world and China. China played a big role because of the trade. - Ruba Kana′an, Head of Education…

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Event – November 13 | Aga Khan Museum: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival: Himalaya Song

The Aga Khan Museum and Reel Asian co-present the Toronto premiere of Himalaya Song by Gingger Shankar (vocals/double violin), Dave Liang (piano/electronics), and Mridu Chandra (video and narration). This multimedia performance uses music, storytelling, and video to examine the Himalayas as they undergo major environmental and ecological change. Ticket price includes Gala reception and access…

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Event – November 12 | Aga Khan Museum: Objects of Desire

The Aga Khan Museum’s art historians present a lecture series introducing the arts of Muslim civilizations through the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Gain a new perspective on Aga Khan Museum’s Permanent Collection through this illustrated talk with Head of Education and Scholarly Programs, Dr. Ruba Kana’an. Free with admission! EVENT: Lecture – Objects of Desire with Dr. Ruba…

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Deseret News National | Shanifa Nasser: First Muslim art museum in North America aims to create better understanding of Islam

One of the world’s most unique art collections, curated by Muslim royalty, opened recently not in Dubai, Tehran, London or even Paris — but just over the border in Toronto. The Canadian city famous for its troubled former mayor and frigid winters is now known among cognoscenti for one of the top Muslim art and…

Inside the Aga Khan Museum. Photo: Gary Otte / © The Aga Khan Museum Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre Toronto tops Lonely Planet's list of seven reasons to visit Toronto

Lonely Planet | Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre tops list of seven reasons to visit Toronto now

Dazzlingly white and playfully angular, the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre complex … showcases the intellectual, artistic and scientific accomplishments of the Islamic world. Pulling double duty, this $300-million project underscores Toronto’s multicultural reputation and the namesake benefactor’s pluralist agenda. Among the more than one thousand pieces, highlights include 16th-century paintings from the Persian…

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US fund gives forgotten Mughal tomb new life

NEW DELHI: During his November 2010 visit, US President Barack Obama was hugely impressed with the architectural style of Humayun’s Tomb. Soon after, American Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation decided to fund conservation of Bare Bateshewala Mahal, a forgotten Mughal-era tomb within walking distance of the late 16th-century World Heritage Site. Built in the late…

New Delhi, India: Tomb of Rahim Khan-i-Khanan to be restored in collaboration with Aga Khan Trust for Culture

New Delhi, India: Tomb of Rahim Khan-i-Khanan to be restored in collaboration with Aga Khan Trust for Culture

“India’s heritage lives through its rich architecture, culture and crafts. We have countless monuments, different art forms and traditions but these are fading over time. Through this initiative with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, we hope to be part of the conservation efforts and preserve the legacy … –Rahul Bhatia, InterGlobe’s Group managing director…

Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre

Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, writes at Huffington Post’s Religion Blog. Toronto’s New Jewel: Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto Ancient and modern, traditional and forward-looking, stark and ornate, spiritual and practical: Contrasting adjectives aptly describe the brand-new Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Adjacent…

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Synergy | Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan & Norway to assist Walled City of Lahore Authority to renovate Masjid Wazir Khan

Recently a delegation of Norwegian embassy headed by its Ambassador visited Masjid Wazir Khan and signed a MoU with the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) and Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) for restoration and renovation of the monument. By Ali Raza for The News – International. Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 The project…

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Event – November 5 | Aga Khan Museum: Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East with Dr. Glenn Lowry

Dr. Glenn Lowry, the Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and a scholar of Islamic art, discusses the ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with recent events in the Middle East. EVENT: Dr. Glenn Lowry –  Lecture – Making History: Contemporary Art in the Middle East DATE: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 TIME: 9:00…

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Event – November 2 | Aga Khan Museum: Conferences & Symposia – The Artist’s Signature in Western and Islamic Art

What does the artist’s signature mean? This one-day international symposium featuring art historians Sheila Canby (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Gülru Necipoğlu (Harvard University), Martin Kemp (Oxford University), and Amy Landau (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore) raises questions about the meaning of signatures on works of art. Among the issues to be discussed are the individuality of…

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Le Vife L’Express (Belgium) | 10 new museums with amazing architecture – Aga Khan Museum

Ismailimail is proud to present BBC’s compilation of the top 10 new museums that are architectural wonders – the story carried in French by Le Vife L’Express, a newspaper in Belgium. For the convenience of our readers we provide Google translation. 10 new museums with amazing architecture Several new museums, architectural wonders, were opened in…