His Highness the Aga Khan at the launch of Louvre Museum’s future Islamic Art department

Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Bin Abdul aziz Al Saud, front left, and French president Nicolas Sarkozy, front right, places a map of the Louvre museum's future Islamic art department inside its first stone on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in Paris, during a ceremony marking the launch of the works. In the background, from left to right, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's wife, Princess Ameera, Spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims the Aga Khan and French Culture minister Christine Albanel. AP Photo/ Ecric Feferberg, Pool

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  1. A related speech excerpt from Spirit & Life Exhibition:

    “This exhibition of artistic masterpieces from the Islamic world underlines that the arts, particularly when they are spiritually inspired, can become a medium of discourse that transcends the barriers of our day-to-day experiences and preoccupations. Many questions are currently being raised in the West about the Muslim world, with countless misconceptions and misunderstandings occurring between our contemporary societies. I hope that
    this exhibition will hold a special significance at a time which calls for
    enlightened encounters amongst faiths and cultures.”

    Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the “Spirit and Life” Exhibition (London, UK)

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