The Aga Khan Museum: An oasis on the outskirts of Toronto | Macleans

The Aga Khan Museum: An oasis on the outskirts of Toronto | Macleans

North America’s first museum for Islamic art is a stunner—and something of an outsider. Given its mission, that’s just fine. Adrian Lee/macleans.ca – September 9, 2014 There’s something inherently urban and urbane about museums, and that’s certainly the case in Toronto. The Royal Ontario Museum, with its stern, Romanesque revival mien juxtaposed with its new…

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Constellations | Creative Collaborations: Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum European and Asian Exhibition Tours

Ahead of the Aga Khan Museum opening, from 2007 to 2012, approximately 100 masterpiece artifacts from Aga Khan Museum’s prized collection toured several cities. The touring exhibition represented creative collaborations and partnership with world renowned European and Asian museums. At each of the host venues, representative country dignitaries graced the inauguration of the exhibition in the…

Rahim (Ricky) Meghani's iBand: Grand Celebration at Scarborough Jamat Khana

Rahim – Ricky – Meghani’s iBand (Ismaili Band)

Celebration to commemorate Aga Khan Museum at Scarborough Jamat Khana. Rahim Meghani is originally from Karachi, Pakistan and is a resident of Toronto. He has done his Bachelors in Music Compositions from National Academy of Performing Arts, Karachi, Pakistan and holds Diploma in Electronic Media. He is a music scorer and plays keyboard, drum and…

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Jubilation: Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre – Road Signs go up ahead of the opening

Accelerate your Awareness – Explore, Discover and Learn more about the Aga Khan Projects in Toronto: Aga Khan Museum Series (Perspectives on matters of the Intellect, Knowledge and Wisdom);  Ismaili Centres Series (Perspectives on matters of the Soul and Spirit); Aga Khan Toronto Park (Perspectives on matters of Felicity, Humanity and Nature).

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Aga Khan Museum Opening – Global Media Coverage| Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Pakistan, Spain, UK, USA

“One of the lessons we have learned in recent years is that the world of Islam and the Western world need to work together much more effectively at building mutual understanding – especially as these cultures interact and intermingle more actively,” commented His Highness the Aga Khan. “We hope that this museum will contribute to…

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Aga Khan Museum to open Sept. 18 at Don Mills and Eglinton | North York Mirror

The permanent gallery will house some 1,000 pieces of art belonging to the Aga Khan and his family, including portraits, textiles, miniatures, manuscripts, ceramics, tiles, medical texts books and musical instruments representing more than 10 centuries of human history and a geographic area stretching from the Iberian Peninsula to China. The Brazilian granite gleams under…

Live Webcast: Two separate ceremonies planned for the launch of Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Live Webcast: Two separate ceremonies planned for the launch of Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Update: Webcast Link: http://www.theismaili.org/live via TheIsmaili.org: Toronto, 5 September 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Friday, 12 September. The occasion will be marked by two separate ceremonies, followed by a reception at the Aga Khan Museum. Full coverage of this…

Aga Khan Museum to Showcase the Cultural Contributions of Muslim Civilisations to World Heritage | Islamic Arts Magazine

“One of the lessons we have learned in recent years is that the world of Islam and the Western world need to work together much more effectively at building mutual understanding – especially as these cultures interact and intermingle more actively. We hope that this museum will contribute to a better understanding of the peoples…

The Leadership Team at Aga Khan Museum announced

The Leadership Team at Aga Khan Museum announced

Board of Directors His Highness the Aga Khan (Chair), Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims. Prince Amyn Aga Khan (Vice-Chair), is Chairman of the Executive Committee (and Member of the Board) of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, which initiates and supports economic development activities in…

Aga Khan Museum Inaugural Music Festival

Aga Khan Museum Inaugural Music Festival

The Inaugural Music Festival explores how cultural diversity generates creativity, and why Toronto, and more broadly, Canada, is a fertile ground for cross-cultural collaboration. The two-day festival features mainstage performances in the auditorium and informal performances throughout the Museum. Artists from Toronto, Vancouver, and beyond share musical interests and collaborate to integrate contemporary sounds and…

Aga Khan Museum presents Pakistani dance soloist Tehreema Mitha

Aga Khan Museum presents Pakistani dance soloist Tehreema Mitha

Tehreema Mitha is a classically trained Pakistani dance soloist, choreographer, composer and producer. Her dance form, although inspired by the South Asian classical Bharatanatyam tradition, is anything but conventional. Its style ranges from classical to classical-contemporary to contemporary. Saturday, October 25, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium. via Tehreema Mitha…

Constellations - Retrospective - Artistic Renderings - Ismaili Centre and Park

Constellations | Retrospective: Artistic Renderings of the Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre and their Park

These [Ismaili] Centres serve to reflect, illustrate and represent the community’s intellectual and spiritual understanding of Islam, its social conscience, its organization, its forward outlook and its positive attitude towards the societies in which it lives.” – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Foundation Ceremony, Ismaili Centre, Duhsanbe, Tajikistan August 30, 2003   Aga Khan Museum will…

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Did You Know: Gardens – an important part of the Muslim civilisation’s built environment

Did you know … … that gardens have been an integral feature of Islamic architectural design? This image of an artistic rendering shows the Aga Khan Park gardens with their reflecting pools and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto in the forefront as viewed from the Aga Khan Museum. The Aga Park is a contemporary expression of the traditional Persian…

The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum's pre-launch exhibitions

The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum’s pre-launch exhibitions

This month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment, and last of…

Esoteric Thought in Physical Form: The Aga Khan Campus in Toronto

Esoteric Thought in Physical Form: The Aga Khan Campus in Toronto

“Great architecture, like great art, captures esoteric thought in physical form.” – Imam Shah Karīm al-Husayni Aga Khan IV These architectural masterpieces commissioned by the Ismaili Imamat, such as the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Campus, are actually texts (nass) by which the Ismaili Imam announces his spiritual authority (walayah), instruction…