CBC News | New Aga Khan Museum will showcase Islamic art

The Aga Khan Museum’s permanent collection, comprising of approximately 1,000 pieces of the Aga Khan’s personal family collection, are going  to be on display – some of which, experts say, are considered to be among the most significant in Islamic art history.

CBC - The Park adjoining the Aga Khan Museum was designed by Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic. He was inspired by traditional Islamic green spaces from around the world. (Zulekha Nathoo:CBC)jpg
The Park adjoining the Aga Khan Museum was designed by Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic. He was inspired by traditional Islamic green spaces from around the world. (Zulekha Nathoo:CBC)j

“Canada actually represented the best of the best when it comes to multiculturalism, diversity and even pluralism.”

– Henry Kim, Aga Khan Museum Director and CEO

CBC - Museum director Henry Kim takes a personal moment in the courtyard of the museum to admire the view. (Zulekha Nathoo:CBC)
Museum Director & CEO, Henry Kim takes a personal moment in the courtyard of the museum to admire the view. (Zulekha Nathoo:CBC)

“I worked with three professional scholars in the field and they told me that, in their opinion, this was one of the most important pieces of Islamic art that I would ever see in my life,”

– Stephanie Allen,  Aga Khan Museum Chief Registrar

CBC - In the fall, a group of Islamic scholars will study this ivory carving that originated in Spain in the 11th or 12th century. ( Zulekha Nathoo:CBC)
In the fall, a group of Islamic scholars will study this ivory carving that originated in Spain in the 11th or 12th century. ( Zulekha Nathoo:CBC)

Via CBC News – Zulekha Nathoo

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  1. Friday, September 12, the Jamat will gather at the Direct Energy Centre to view a live broadcast and celebrate the opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.
    Can you please let me know if we can have the link to the live webcast to watch on our computers
    at home
    Thanks
    Yasmin

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