United States Consul General visits Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Center, Toronto

US Consul General Juan Alsace visits Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Center, TorontoConsul General Juan Alsace toured the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Center with the Center’s Executive Director Mohammed Dhanani and Museum Director Henry Kim on Friday, November 20, 2015.

The Consul General discussed expanding cross-border and cross-cultural dialogues during the visit to the museum.

The museum is dedicated to the collection, research, preservation and display of works of art, objects and artifacts of artistic, cultural and historical significance from various periods and geographic areas of the Muslim world. The museum collection contains over one thousand artifacts and artworks and spans over one thousand years of history. The objects — in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, textile and carpet, glass and rock crystal objects, parchment and illustrated paintings on paper — present an overview of the artistic accomplishments of Muslim civilizations from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

Source: Consulate General of USA in Toronto

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