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The Artefact that inspired the Aga Khan Museum Logo

Like their monochrome or bi-coloured counterparts, polychrome slip-covered earthenware ceramics produced in the tenth and eleventh century under the Samanids (819-1005 CE) are unrivalled in quality and design. While still using the simplest of materials, Iranian craftsmen achieved an unprecedented level of refinement in the production of earthenware dishes and in the colour and texture…

AKM Finalist for 2015 Azure Awards

Azure Magazine | Aga Khan Museum – 2015 AZ Awards Finalist

Azure Magazine’s illustrious jury has selected the 66 finalists of the fifth annual AZ Awards, chosen from among the 720 entries that poured in from 43 countries. Commercial  ⁄ Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres Henning Larsen Architects: Moesgaard Museum, Højbjerg, Denmark MAD Architects: China Wood Sculpture Museum, Harbin, China Maki & Associates and Moriyama &…

Passage to India: Hodgkin proves a superb guide

Passage to India: Hodgkin proves a superb guide

The Mughal rulers, Muslims who came from Central Asia, brought the style of Persian miniatures to India, where it was adapted to local tastes. Artists achieved a high degree of realism within the Indian conventions of figuration, in which faces were depicted in profile with large, curvaceous eyes and swirling moustaches. Both portraits and crowd…

AKM - Toronto Library - SunLife - MAPS

Aga Khan Museum Joins Toronto Public Library’s Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass

“The MAP program offers unparalleled access to Toronto’s art galleries, museums and attractions. We’re thrilled to welcome the Aga Khan Museum to the program. Families across this city can experience this wonderful addition to Toronto’s rich cultural landscape.” – Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library.   Aga Khan Museum Joins Sun Life Financial Museum…

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto 2014 - 80SecondArts

Retrospective: The Aga Khan Museum in 80 seconds

80SecondArts captures the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in 80 seconds featuring: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan introducing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to some of the featured art, artifacts from the museums collection, Pakistan’s two genius artists (Aisha Khalid & Imran Qureshi), and music of the various performers during the opening ceremonies…

Event - March 22 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: Storytelling with Internationally renowned Children’s Author Elizabeth Laird

Event – March 22 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: Storytelling with Internationally renowned Children’s Author Elizabeth Laird

    Be spellbound by stories during March Break! In partnership with the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and the 2015 Toronto Storytelling Festival, internationally renowned children’s author Elizabeth Laird will read from her book “Two Crafty Jackals” (published by the Aga Khan Museum) and other stories from Iraq, Iran, and Ethiopia. She will also sign copies…

AKM - CHCH - March Break getaways - the Fairmont Royal York

CHCH News – Morning Live | March Break getaways: Sonya Singh of the Fairmont Royal York profiles Aga Khan Museum

In advance of spring break at schools across Canada & USA, the Aga Khan Museum’s programming brings an exiting camp – “Tales of Wonder March Break” Camp. Ismailimail shares CHCH Morning Live account of another exciting partnership for March – spring break, one between Toronto’s premier hotel the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and the Aga…