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Globe and Mail | Video: Toronto to host North America’s first Islamic art museum

Ruba Kana’an, Head of Education and Scholarly Programs and Adriene Gardiere designer of the exhibition spaces of the Aga Khan Museum talk about the building and a few of the masterpieces in the collection. Click this link or the image below to watch this short video to learn about the candlestick from Iran and the marble fountain from Egypt.…

Al Arabiya - العربية | Aga Khan: Canada’s first Islamic Art Museum

Al Arabiya – العربية | Video: Aga Khan: Canada’s first Islamic Art Museum

Al Arabiya a leading 24-hour news station in the Arab world, brings Aga Khan Museum’s inauguration news to the Arab audiences. In conversation with Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts, and Ruba Kana’an, Head of Education and Scholarly Programs and an art historian, they discuss the performing arts program at the museum and a few of the masterpieces in the…

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White House | Video: US President Obama thanks the Aga Khan Development Network at the Clinton Global Initiative

Second, we’re creating new innovation centers to empower civil society groups around the world. And I want to thank our partners in this effort, including the government of Sweden and the Aga Khan Development Network. Starting next year, civil society groups will be able to use these centers to network and access knowledge and technology…

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DNKenya | Bridging cultures at the Aga Khan Museum

  Churchill Otieno, Managaing Editor – Digital & Convergence, Nattion Media Group interviews Patricia Bentley, Education Manager – Aga Khan Museum highlighting the Museum’s mandate of educating the public. They discuss some of the artifacts from Africa and the contribution of North, West and East Africa to Muslim Civilization. Ismailimail shares the interview and images…

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24 SEVEN Exclusive: PM marks opening of Ismaili Centre, Aga Khan Museum and Park

Messages that reinforce the universal values of friendship, that are uplifting for the spirit, enlightening in their vision and timeless. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada  His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan Your Highness, four years ago, we stood together, on this very site, for the foundation ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Aga Khan Museum and…

Celebration: Aga Khan Foundation’s PartnershipsInAction Atlanta Team invites you to their 2014 Entertainment lineup for September 14th, 2014 Walk and Run

Celebration: Aga Khan Foundation’s PartnershipsInAction Atlanta Team invites you to their 2014 Entertainment lineup for September 14th, 2014 Walk and Run

“There are those who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their circumstances. Unless they can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink into apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that…

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

“God is beautiful and loves beauty,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Harvard’s Ali Asani explores various artistic and literary forms to open the sacred, complex, and culturally diverse worlds of Islam. “The arts help to humanize cultures where political discourse based on nationalist ideologies tend to dehumanize,” Asani says. This event took place October 29, 2013…