The Art Newspaper | Aga Khan’s gift to Canada

Aga Khan’s gift to CanadaRiches of Islamic art and science to be unveiled in Toronto’s new cultural complex

By Julia Halperin for the Art Newspaper

The first museum in North America devoted to Islamic arts and culture is due to open on 18 September in an unlikely place: the Don Mills suburb of Toronto, Canada. The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community, philanthropist and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, is the founder of the C$300m ($275m) complex, which also includes a community centre and gardens covering 753,473 sq. ft.

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