Source: Art Now Pakistan by Veera Rustomji
Tell us about what makes the Aga Khan Trust for Culture a unique initiative and how has your experience been working at the Aga Khan Museum. What makes this institution different from say, the Ashmolean Museum where you have worked previously?
The Aga Khan Museum is different to most museums, in that it is part of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and has access to the resources and the expertise that have been built up over the decades in supporting, studying and promoting the culture of Muslim civilizations across the world. Without this, the Museum could not have done many of the innovative exhibitions and performances that have been done in its short two-and-a-half year history, such as the current exhibition on Syria, and future exhibitions such as our forthcoming exhibition on Palmyra or the Fatimids in 2018. Even though we are a young museum, we operate as if we were a much older institution, with important links to universities, collections and governments worldwide.
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