Friends of the Aga Khan Museum launched in Dubai | GulfNews.com

Friends of the Aga Khan Museum launched in Dubai | GulfNews.comThe Friends of the Aga Khan Museum in the Gulf and South Asia was opened at Concrete, a new space on Alserkal Avenue, and will offer visitors a chance to see the contributions of Islamic civilisations to the world heritage.

Launched by Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, the museum offers a window into worlds that are often unknown or unfamiliar to museum goers, such as the many Muslim civilisations that have made artistic, intellectual, and scientific innovations across centuries and spanning regions from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

“The interaction between the museum and the patrons will benefit not only the museum and its patrons but also the global society of the UAE,” said Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. “I sense that you patrons who are willing to share your resources and your personal collections with the Aga Khan Museum fully understand the essential value of pluralism.”

“The artefacts in the museum convey a clear sense of Muslim diversity, a diversity that deserves global prominence,” he said.

“They invite dialogue and with that dialogue an informed understanding of similarities and differences. I am proud to be the honorary chairman of such admirable global citizens,” added Shaikh Nahyan.

Source: Friends of the Aga Khan Museum launched in Dubai | GulfNews.com

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 )

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s