Event - March 11 | Aga Khan Museum Toronto | The Exhibition Is the Medium: Designing an Exhibition with Eric Pellerin

Event – March 11 | Aga Khan Museum Toronto | The Exhibition Is the Medium: Designing an Exhibition with Eric Pellerin

Why do we exhibit? What makes an idea, a concept, a discovery an exhibition? How do we achieve it? Eric Pellerin, Creative Lead and Design Manager of the Aga Khan Museum, discusses how designers communicate with audiences through environmental design. Through this illustrated talk, you will discover what constitutes an exhibition – from the initial…

Aga Khan Museum | WALKING WOMAN

I pull on the museum door and think, I truly have no idea what to expect. I don’t know anything about any of this. I am eager for the experience, but ignorant, and on top of that still mildly jangled from the hour-long, winter-roads trip to get here. Inside the door, I am immediately at…

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…

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Aga Khan Museum Launches Free Wednesdays

“Free Wednesdays at Aga Khan Museum” Launches Special invitation to be extended to local communities Toronto, February 18, 2015 – The new initiative “Free Wednesdays at Aga Khan Museum” launches today, February 18, welcoming the public to visit the Aga Khan Museum and all exhibitions for free each Wednesday from 4 – 8 pm. In…

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…

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.