CEO.CA | Why an Islamic art museum in Toronto and what the Aga Khan Development Network is all about

Canada is lucky to welcome this new cultural institution, and a new way of finding common ground among its many rich cultural traditions.

We should all look forward to visiting the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and find other ways to support the AKDN.”

– Tommy Humphreys, founder CEO.CA

Why an Islamic art museum in Toronto and what the Aga Khan Development Network is all about

BY TOMMY HUMPHREYS for CEO.CA    POSTED ON April 30, 2015

At a time when respect for other cultures has never been more important, Canada is fortunate to have an important new world-class cultural institution, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

The 113,000-sq-ft museum was designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Fumihiko Maki of Japan and was established by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Active in 30 countries, the AKDN is one of the largest private development networks in the world. The museum opened in September.

The Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims, and the AKDN is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the world, regardless of faith or gender.

The museum was furnished with the Aga Khan family’s collection of Islamic art, one of the leading private collections of its kind.

“For me, it’s not a Muslim museum or an Ismaili museum. To me, it is an art museum, and our objective is to show how cultures come together.

The museum hopes to change people’s perceptions, to foster a better sense of civil society, and help people understand pluralism.

Pluralism comes down to respecting other cultures. Not just being tolerant, but actually respecting various cultures and points of view. Living alongside people with mutual respect.”

– Henry Kim, Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum

During the lunch presentation, I learn that natural resources entrepreneur Lukas Lundin pledged a substantial sum a week earlier for Aga Khan University’s principal campus in Arusha, and he has previously supported the training of rural nurses in Kenya. Mr. Beaty is working with AKDN to defend entities without a voice to speak for themselves, namely wildlife and the environment. The private development agency is one of the most powerful forces for good in the world, Mr. Beaty says.

Read the complete story at CEO.CA 

About CEO.CA

CEO.CA is a business information service providing thought provoking interviews and dynamic investment ideas to readers, primarily in the mining and energy sectors.

With a focus on outstanding management teams, our analysts delve into the strategies of high-alpha and deep value companies and the probability that those companies will be able to deliver returns to shareholders on varying time horizons.

CEO.CA stands out from its peers in the quality of its content and audience. We interview the world’s top wealth builders and ensure that every article we publish adds value and respects our readers.

Via CEO.CA | About


The world is talking about the Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre!

Discover, Explore & Learn!

See it, Experience it and Join the Conversation!


Read all Press & Media Stories about the Aga Khan Museum

-> 160+ Media Reports from 25+ Countries


subscribe ismailimailBe the First to Know – Join Ismailimail

Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and all their creativity, endeavors and successes.

Inspired? Share the story

Want to inspire? Send us your story(s) at ismailimail@gmail.com

Subscribe and join 23,000 + other individuals – Subscribe now!


Earlier & Related about Aga Khan Museum on Ismailimail

Ismaili Centre Toronto: Book Launch & Exhibition Tour with Dr. Shainool Jiwa - The Fatimids: The Rise of a Muslim Empire Ismaili Centre Toronto: Book Launch & Exhibition Tour with Dr. Shainool Jiwa – The Fatimids: The Rise of a Muslim Empire - Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018. Location: Ismaili Centre Toronto, Social Hall. Time: 1:30 pm. Your…
Salim Nensi’s Aga Khan Museum and Park photograph | Toronto.com Salim Nensi’s Aga Khan Museum and Park photograph | Toronto.com - Scarborough freelance photographer Salim Nensi took this photograph of the Aga Khan Museum and Park…
Special Good Friday Event at the Aga Khan Museum Special Good Friday Event at the Aga Khan Museum - GOOD FRIDAY 2018: Date: Mar 30, 2018 10:00AM – Mar 30, 2018 06:00PM Join us on…
Egypt's Fatimid dynasty pieces on display | Shine News China Egypt’s Fatimid dynasty pieces on display | Shine News China - “This ivory horn tells us a lot about the relationship between the Fatimids and the…
BBC - The World of the Fatimids: What did the height of luxury look like in the 10th Century? BBC – The World of the Fatimids: What did the height of luxury look like in the 10th Century? - The World of the Fatimids, an exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada,…
The Aga Khan Park in Toronto includes three distinct stone elements The Aga Khan Park in Toronto includes three distinct stone elements - Stone adds a timeless quality to a Toronto landmark The Aga Khan Park in Toronto…
Landmark Exhibition Takes You Inside the Exuberant, Diverse World of the Fatimid Dynasty | Smithsonian Landmark Exhibition Takes You Inside the Exuberant, Diverse World of the Fatimid Dynasty | Smithsonian - Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum brings together 87 pieces from collections across the globe Between the…

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s