Metaphors for Humanism and Enlightenment in Islamic Art

Alnoor MerchantBy: Farah Lalani / theIsmaili.org

Turning to the Aga Khan Museum, which is due to open in Toronto, Canada, [Alnoor] Merchant noted that it will be dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and display of artefacts from various periods and geographies, relating to the intellectual, cultural, artistic and religious heritage of Islamic communities. Mawlana Hazar Imam “has identified the need for greater engagement between the East and West,” said Merchant. “The primary objective of this museum is to use culture and art towards creating an educational understanding between communities; to show the diversity and the pluralism that exist within the artistic traditions of Islam.”

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