The 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.