Free admission for Syrian refugees to Aga Khan Museum exhibit | Inside Toronto

“We want Syrians to realize the value we place in their arrival in this country, and to understand that they are a vital part of the cultural mosaic of Canada.”

 

Henry Kim, Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum

Watch the inauguration of the Aga Khan Museum's exhibition: Syria - A Living History (Video)

 

North York Mirror
November 25, 2016

Aga Khan Museum is offering free admission to newly-arrived Syrians and their host families to take in the exhibit Syria: A Living History.

The exhibit is on until Feb. 26, 2017 at 77 Wynford Dr.

The exhibit showcases artifacts and artworks that tell a different story of Syria – one of cultural diversity, historical continuity, resourcefulness and resilience. Through a partnership with seven museums and private collections, the exhibition highlights the contributions the cultures within Syria – Hittite, Sumerian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Ottoman and Arab – have made to world heritage.

 

The Aga Khan Museum exhibit on ‘Syria: A Living History.’ Eye Idol Syria, ca. 3200 BCE Gypsum, carved (Image credit: Royal Ontario Museum via the Smithsonian)
The Aga Khan Museum exhibit on ‘Syria: A Living History.’
Eye Idol Syria, ca. 3200 BCE Gypsum, carved (Image credit: Royal Ontario Museum via the Smithsonian)

 

AKM - Leadership - Henry Kim, Director and CEO“We want to welcome all Syrian newcomers to this country, and to ensure that they and their host families have the opportunity to join in our celebration of the diversity and history of Syria.

 

Making art accessible to all has always been a key part of our mandate and this outreach program is no exception.

 

Henry Kim, Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum

 

The Special Access program has been generously supported by grants from the Bay Tree Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and a donation by Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak. It is marketed by the Museum’s Community Partners for Syria: A Living History.

To participate in the Special Access program, Syrian newcomers must visit the Museum at
77 Wynford Drive, Toronto. To plan a visit for groups of 10 or more, please call 416.646.4677.

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