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Glenview Ismaili Center to display Aga Khan Museum’s first outreach program

via http://www.journal-topics.com – Glenview-based Ismaili Jamatkhana, a Muslim community center near Golf and Shermer roads, will be the first host to an exhibit next month ahead of the opening of a museum in Canada connected to the group’s spiritual leader. The Aga Khan is the Ismaili faith’s spiritual and organizational leader. The Aga Khan museum…

TheIsmaili.org: Encounters with the Aga Khan Museum coming to USA in autumn

TheIsmaili.org: Encounters with the Aga Khan Museum coming to USA in autumn

The Aga Khan Museum, which is scheduled to open in Toronto next year, will hold its first series of outreach events this autumn in three American cities. Enlightened Encounters will introduce the public to some of the key pieces in the Museum’s collection, as well as to the Museum’s performing arts and education programmes. “Enlightened Encounters…

Sunday Brunch (Audio Interview) with Michael Brand – former consulting director of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

via ABC Sydney / Born in Canberra, Michael spent several years in the US where his father was a representative at the International Monetary Fund. He finished high school in Washington, but completed his undergraduate studies at the Australian National University, specialising in Art History and Asian Studies. Prior to this appointment, Brand was consulting…

Aga Khan Museum has best social media

I was asked recently which nonprofit organization I thought had the best social media. I normally answer with one of the local powerhouses, like SickKids Foundation, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Alexander Neef (yes, he’s an individual, but he presents himself as an extension of the Canadian Opera Company, and…

Hume: Ten things Toronto can look forward to in 2013 (the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre) – thestar.com

Occupying a large suburban site at Eglinton Ave. E. and Wynford Dr., the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre will transform this part of Toronto. Already the magnificent complex is turning heads — for now, mostly those watching as they drive by on the northbound DVP. When complete, its effect will be felt across the…

Persian painting from Aga Khan Museum featured on Canadian stamp celebrating Eid al Adha

Celebrate Eid-al-Adha with a unique Picture Postage™ sheet of 21 self-adhesive stamps. The stamp features a still life painting of a feast at dusk, and “Eid Greetings” in English and French. The larger stamp image is yours to keep as a souvenir! Known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”, Eid al-Adha is an important religious holiday…

Dallas Museum of Art Joins New Worldwide Push for Islamic Art

Dallas Museum of Art Joins New Worldwide Push for Islamic Art

Excerpt…Islamic art seems to be going through an international moment in the spotlight as major museums reinvigorate their collection holdings and exhibition programming of art from the Middle East. The historically conservative Louvre museum opened an entire new wing devoted to Islamic art in September of this year … [snip] Perhaps the biggest gesture of…