Constellations | Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre and their Park – Video Montage

AKM-IC Video Montage

As you will have gathered, I am firmly convinced that better knowledge of the Muslim world can overcome distrust and therefore that city has been a strategic choice. While some North American museums have significant collections of Muslim art, there is no institution devoted to Islamic art. In building the museum in Toronto, we intend to introduce a new actor to the North American art scene. Its fundamental aim will be an educational one, to actively promote knowledge of Islamic arts and culture. What happens on that continent, culturally, economically and politically, cannot fail to have worldwide repercussions – which is why we thought it important that an institution capable of promoting understanding and tolerance should exist there.

The museum will also belong to the large Muslim population living in Canada and the USA. It will be a source of pride and identity for all these people, showing the inherent pluralism of Islam, not only in terms of religious interpretations but also of cultural and ethnic variety. Furthermore, the museum will show, beyond the notoriously politicised form of Islam which now tends to make headlines, Islam is in reality an open-minded, tolerant faith capable of adopting other people’s cultures and languages and making them its own. There is no doubt whatsoever that the Muslims of North America will play an important role in the development of states and populations within the Ummah.

– His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Closing Address, “Musée-Musées” Round Table Louvre Museum, Paris, France October 17, 2007

Watch the YouTube video as you read the quotes to enjoy the full context of the remarks.
[8:28] = Refers to time on YouTube video that His Highness makes the above remarks.


An inside peek of the new Aga Khan Museum

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CBC Exclusive - Inside the Aga Khan Museum
Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

 


Published on Jan 7, 2014

Christopher Hume discusses the new Ismaili centre under construction at Wynford Drive and the Don Valley Parkway.


Click the image below to view a video montage of the Ismaili Centers around the world

Click the image to view a video montage of the buildings, gardens, and detailed architecture of the Ismaili Centres in Burnaby, Dubai, Dushanbe, Lisbon, and London. Courtesy of TheIsmaili.org

Click the image to view a video montage of the buildings, gardens, and detailed architecture of the Ismaili Centres in Burnaby, Dubai, Dushanbe, Lisbon, and London.

Courtesy of TheIsmaili.org


Accelerate your Awareness – Explore, Discover and Learn more about the Aga Khan Projects in Toronto

Constellations - Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre and their Park - Retrospective -  Artistic Renderings - Urban Toronto Article


Aga Khan Museum Series (Perspectives on matters of the Intellect, Knowledge and Wisdom)

Constellations - Aga Khan Museum – Building a Knowledge Epicenter - His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the choice of Toronto

Constellations - Aga Khan Museum – Evoking Wisdom - Prince Amyn Aga Khan on Peace

Constellations - Aga Khan Museum – Triggering Intellectual Anxiety - Louis Monreal on the purpose of the Museum

Constellations - Aga Khan Museum – A Symphony of Light, Shadow and Geometry

DYK - Intellectual Perspective - Avicenna - Cannon of Medicine


 Ismaili Centres Series (Perspectives on matters of the Soul and Spirit)

Constellations - Ismaili Centres - Foundation Stone and Inauguration Ceremonies – Special Moments and Speeches of Mowlana Hazar Imam

Constellations - Ismaili Centres - Global Centres of Confluence

Constellations - Ismaili Centres - Architecture, Design and a Video MontageDYK - Spiritual Perspective - Prayer Book


Aga Khan Toronto Park (Perspectives on matters of Felicity, Humanity and Nature)

Constellations - Aga Khan Park, Toronto – Garden of Paradise - Peace and Felicity

Constellations - Aga Khan Park, Toronto – Echoes of Paradise - the Garden and Flora in Islamic ArtDYK - Nature Perspective - Ottoman Gold Leaf


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