Fargana Qasimova Ensemble

Event – March 2 | Harvard Divinity School – Public Concert – Music of Azerbaijan: Fargana Qasimova Ensemble

Please join the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Aga Khan Music Initiative for an evening of Azerbaijani music with the Fargana Qasimova Ensemble. EVENT: Music of Azerbaijan: Fargana Qasimova Ensemble DATE: Monday, March 2, 2015 TIME: 5:00pm –…

Indian influence in new exhibit at Aga Khan Museum - British painter Howard Hodgkin's work at display

Indian influence in new exhibit at Aga Khan Museum – British painter Howard Hodgkin’s work at display

Artwork collected by and created by British painter Howard Hodgkin North York Mirror By Clark Kim Two new exhibitions, distinct but connected by one man’s passion for India, open to the public starting Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Aga Khan Museum. One of the exhibitions called the Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard…

Dioscorides De Materia Medica

Aga Khan Museum’s collection includes an Arabic folio of the famous De Materia Medica

The medicine of medieval Islamic civilization was built primarily on Greek medicine, particularly the writing of Hippocrates (460-375 BC), a physician who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, and Galen (130 AD-200 AD), a prominent physician, surgeon and philosopher. Greek knowledge was a trampoline for the vigorous scientific…

AgaKhanMuseum_feb13-14_Showcase Performance - Wu Man and Sanubar Tursun Ensemble

Event – February 13-14 | Aga Khan Museum – Showcase Performance: Wu Man and Sanubar Tursun Ensemble

In partnership with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, Aga Khan Museum presents  two exceptional Showcase Performances that explore cultural links between Chinese and Central Asian traditions. Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and celebrated singer Sanubar Tursun combine their talents for this much anticpated performance. EVENT: Showcase Performance: Wu Man and Sanubar Tursun Ensemble DATE & Time: Friday,…

AKM Into the Vault - A Day in the Life of the Collection with Stephanie Allen

Event – February 11 | Aga Khan Museum – Into the Vault: A Day in the Life of the Collection with Stephanie Allen

Moving the Aga Khan Museum Collection from various locations in Europe into its permanent home at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto was a monumental task. Join us on a virtual journey into the process of conservation, shipping, handling, and installation – and have a virtual glimpse inside our custom-built state-of-the-art storage vaults. Free with…

Ratish Nanda

Ratish Nanda of Aga Khan Trust for Culture India receives India Harmony Award

The India Harmony Foundation presented The Chishti India Harmony Awards, 2014, on Thursday evening at India International Centre here. The award, which recognises selfless work in building bridges between communities, was instituted in 2010 by former (Late) Cabinet Secretary Zafar Saifullah though this foundation. Dr. Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, gave away the…

Structural Design Innovation: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre receives 2014 Ontario Concrete Award

Commendation | Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto receive 2014 Ontario Concrete Award in Structural Design Innovation

Imara (Wynford Drive) Limited, acting on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network, appointed Carillion for pre-construction planning services and construction. The development incorporates a unique combination of contemporary design features and interpretive elements from traditional Islamic architecture. The level of quality, workmanship and materials demanded is extremely high.