Aga Khan Museum in 90 Minutes | Departures.com

Aga Khan Museum in 90 Minutes | Departures.com

In designing the Aga Khan Museum, which opened September 18 in Toronto, architect Fumihiko Maki was asked to reflect 13 centuries of pan-Islamic art, with an eye on building cross-cultural dialogue both within the Muslim community and, more importantly, with the world at large. No pressure. Inside his Brazilian-granite structure, light pours in from a…

The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, is a top destination for architecture and design buffs. (Image: Examiner/Lesley Peterson)

Examiner | Aga Khan Museum puts Toronto on top travel destination lists

Toronto’s spectacular new Aga Khan Museum has made two top travel destination lists: Fast Company Design’s Top 12 Destinations for Globetrotting Design Lovers, and Azure Magazine’s Top 10 Architecture Projects 2014 Opened in September 2014, the Aga Khan Museum is the first museum in North America dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilizations. Cross-cultural exchange…

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The Lost Dhow Exhibition confirms the flourishing trade between Chinese and Muslim Empires

The Silk Route (Road) was an ancient network of routes stretching for over six thousand miles from China across Central Asia to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. For centuries, people travelled across this route carrying with them their commodities, music, poetry, and stories, resulting in an incredible mix of Asian, Mediterranean, and European cultures.…

Event - January 24 | Toronto Public Library Deer Park: Thought Exchange with Dr. Ruba Kana'an of Aga Khan Museum

Event – January 24 | Toronto Public Library Deer Park: Thought Exchange with Dr. Ruba Kana’an of Aga Khan Museum

In an illustrated talk, Dr. Ruba Kana’an, Head of Education and Scholarly Programs at the Aga Khan Museum, introduces the many stories — and questions — surrounding an Arab ship whose 1,200 year-old cargo confirms the existence of a Maritime Silk Route. EVENT: Thought Exchange Series: The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk…

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Event – January 21 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: Green, Blue, and White: Chinese Ceramics, Shipwrecks, and Ninth-Century Indian Ocean Trade

John Guy, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, provides unique insight into the exhibition The Lost Dhow and trade in Chinese Ceramics. EVENT: Lecture: Green, Blue, and White: Chinese Ceramics, Shipwrecks, and Ninth-Century Indian Ocean Trade DATE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST VENUE: Aga…

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Event – January 13 to February 17 | Aga Khan Museum – Learn the Art of Miniature Painting with Tazeen Qayyum

Are you fascinated by the manuscript paintings in the Aga Khan Museum’s Permanent Collection? Discover, Explore, Learn & Paint through illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice how these paintings were made. Tazeen Qayyum is a contemporary Canadian visual artist born in Pakistan whose work explores the environments in which we live. EVENT: Course: Learn the Art…

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Event – January 14 | Mounting a Collection: Behind the Scenes of the Aga Khan Museum with Linda Milrod

Ever wondered what is involved in displaying an art collection? Head of Exhibitions Linda Milrod sheds light on the complex and often challenging process that makes it possible to share centuries-old artifacts with the public. Get acquainted with the international team that brought the Aga Khan Museum Collection to life, and see the Aga Khan…

Canada Leads the Way in Multiculturalism and Immigrant Acceptance - Immigration.ca

Canada Leads the Way in Multiculturalism and Immigrant Acceptance | Immigration.ca

London School of Economics study suggests that immigration and diversity is a directly linked to a nation’s success in entrepreneurship and economic development. […] And as other countries struggle with their immigration policies, Canada’s multicultural policies puts it on sound footing. Whether they are arriving in Europe from across the Mediterranean, crossing the US-Mexican border,…

Aga Khan Museum Courtyard (Photography by Tom Arban)

Designlines Magazine | The Aga Khan Museum

By Paige Magarrey. Last edited: October 20, 2014 Photography by Tom Arban Over 1,000 artifacts – including textiles, manuscripts and sculptures – span more than 1,100 years of Islamic culture housed within 11,000 square metres: it’s the Aga Khan Museum by the numbers. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the Don Mills building is an experiment in…

ArmaFilmworks: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

ArmaFilmworks: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Watch in 1080p HD. All Press & Media Stories about Aga Khan Museum 110+ Media Reports from 20+ Countries International North America: Canada & USA Canada USA Europe: Belgium, Bosnia, France, Spain, UK Belgium, Bosnia, France, Spain UK Middle East: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE Africa: Kenya, South Africa Asia: China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam…

Hussein Charania Photography: Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Hussein Charania Photography: Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Photo taken from our balcony at sunset. Council Chambers of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. View from the Patron’s Lounge in the Aga Khan Museum Open area adjacent to the institutional offices, Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Decorated by a painting of the name “Mohammed” by the late Pakistani artist Gulgee. Bellerive Room, Aga Khan Museum. Toronto, Canada.…

Arabesque Coasters at Aga Khan Museum Gift Shop designed by Rahim Bhimani

Innovation | Arabesque Coasters designed by Rahim Bhimani at Aga Khan Museum Shop

Truly grateful & honored to announce that my Arabesque Coasters are now available at the @AgaKhanMuseum @ismailimail pic.twitter.com/x6dJYgYVwp — Rahim Bhimani (@rahimbhimani) December 31, 2014 Rahim Bhimani is a designer with an MBA in Design Strategy. I am passionate about product design, design, creative problem solving, traveling, tech & anjunabeats. Discover, Explore and Learn more…