Described in the sixteenth century as a masterpiece and acknowledged to this day as one of the most important works of Iranian painting
The Aga Khan Garden is considered a gift that will celebrate both the 150th anniversary of Canada and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations that mark 60 years since the Aga Khan became the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
Bursting with wit and dream-like magic, this special screening is presented in celebration of NCFD 150 — the largest film festival in the world.
“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…”
A natural opening in the woods provides an opportunity for a special learning and entertainment space in the Aga Khan Garden.
Learn more from the landscape architect about the details of the Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta.
“The University of Alberta Aga Khan Garden will serve as a living reminder of the diverse heritage of our open and welcoming province, which is a big part of what makes Alberta such a great place to live. “
In partnership with the Consulate General of Turkey in Toronto, Office of Culture and Information Affairs, the Aga Khan Museum to co-present an evening of Turkish music and dance.
University of Alberta received the gift of a spectacular new garden from his Highness the Aga Khan.
The restoration of this historical cultural space was undertaken by the AKCSP in collaboration with the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) and has been funded by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.
Aga Khan Ensemble performed at the 10th Anniversary ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival with support from the Aga Khan Foundation
The garden honours the partnership between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University
The exhibition marks the fourth year of partnership between Art Dubai, The Aga Khan Museum, the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai and the Ismaili Centre Dubai.
Aga Khan Ensemble at Serralves, Oporto
The tomb was built sometime around 1388 by his son Junan Shah, nine years after Maqbul Khan passed away. At his death, he was at the height of his power as the counsellor and minister of Firuz Shah Tughlaq’s tottering empire.
Photo Gallery: Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden
The University of Alberta Botanical Garden will receive an Islamic garden set to bloom in 2018 as a gift.
Traces of Words will take place in the Audain Gallery at MOA where contemporary artworks and Islamic calligraphic works from the Aga Khan Museum will be shared.
The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a symbol of the ongoing partnership between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan Development Network—a collaboration that has fostered intellectual, cultural and education exchange for over a decade.
Geometry is an important element common in Islamic landscapes. The geometric structure of this garden acts as a framework for the local wetlands and honours the ridges of sand dunes that were once an ancient glacial lake.
“On the 150th anniversary of Canada, it is appropriate that we are creating together a Mughal-style garden, which echoes the great contributions that Muslims have made to world heritage,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam in a written statement.
The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta was made possible by a contribution by His Highness the Aga Khan. The gift arises from the long-standing relationship between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan.
His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims around the world, has gifted the University of Alberta with a new garden for research and learning.
North America’s largest — and possibly the world’s coldest — Islamic-inspired garden is to be built in Alberta, a $25 million gift from the Aga Khan that is expected to attract up to 160,000 visitors a year.
Close by, Al-Azhar Park offers a desperately needed oasis of greenery. Funded by the Aga Khan Foundation for Culture, this park with its beautifully kept gardens full of surprisingly beautiful sculptures…
“Yes, it’s a museum of Islamic art, Iranian art and Muslim culture but it’s also a great spot to take young kids to as well.”
While the old city is replete monuments, reminders of Qutub Shahi dynasty, thanks to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has undertaken the restoration and conservation work of Quli Qutub Shahi tombs.
Starting in July, Museum-wide installations of video, textiles, painting and sculpture that convey the diverse identities of more than 20 artists will take over the space
The Aga Khan Ensemble in a workshop with Lisbon musicians.
On Tuesday, April 18th at 6pm, the Department of Art History will host Filiz Çakır…