Masterpieces of Islamic Art to Go on Display in London

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From Cultural Heritage News – Iran

chn_iran1.jpgTehran, 9 July 2007 (CHN Foreign Desk) – An exhibition of unseen masterpieces of Islamic art from Aga Khan Museum collection under the name of Spirit and Life, will go on display for the first time in Britain at the Ismaili Center in London from July 14 to August 31.

Spirit and Life Exhibition will include miniatures from one of the finest illustrated manuscripts ever produced, the Persian epic masterpiece of Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), and an extremely rare copy of the Canon of Medicine of Ibn Sina also known as Avicenna, Persian physician, astronomer, logician, mathematician, philosopher, physicist, scientist, and theologian, whose book use in Europe and the Middle East as the standard medical textbook for over 500 years.

Organized by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Spirit and Life will present treasures from the permanent collection of the Aga Khan Museum, which is going to be opened in Toronto, Canada in 2010.

More at the Source: Cultural Heritage News

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