Respect differences, says German President, at Islamic art premiere in Berlin

The hand of the photographer rests on a touch-sensitive screen showing the Anvar-i-Suhayli - Lights of Canopus - collection of 15th century fables at the Treasures of the Aga Khan MuseumBerlin – German President Horst Koehler called Tuesday for people to respect one another’s differences, at the Berlin opening of the Aga Khan exhibition, which includes some of the world’s most important Islamic art.

‘To admire the art of another, it is first necessary to respect what the other person thinks and feels,’ Koehler said, expressing his hope that the exhibition would encourage a cultural dialogue, ‘which respects otherness.’

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