The Louvre is partnering with the Aga Khan

Translated via Google – December 15, 2011 – Yesterday, the Louvre and the Aga Khan Musem of Toronto signed a partnership framework for Islamic Art. While the Museum of Louvre will open in a few months the Department of Islamic art , this agreement will enable the establishment of a policy of exchange and loans and the creation of joint projects (conferences, expertise and programs … Continue reading The Louvre is partnering with the Aga Khan

Asheer Akram at the Late Show

Tom Deatherage at the Late Show has a knack for spotting new talent. The gallery’s October exhibition includes intriguing fabricated steel works by Asheer Akram, a 2007 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. — Although Small’s influence is apparent in Akram’s intricate cut-metal artworks, the sources and ideas of the two artists are very different. Akram’s major inspiration is the famed Aga Khan collection … Continue reading Asheer Akram at the Late Show

Closing Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at Louvre Museum – 17 October 2007

From Aga Khan Development Network Website. Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan Closing Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at the “Musée-Musées” Round Table Louvre Museum – 17 October 2007 Mr President Ladies and Gentlemen Shortly after the announcement of our museum in Toronto, the aim of which is to present Islamic art in all its beauty and diversity, I had the immense … Continue reading Closing Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at Louvre Museum – 17 October 2007

Songs of the world – From Al-Ahram Weekly Cairo

Eager to see the Louvre’s new exhibition of Safavid art? Best arrive early to beat the crowds, writes David Tresilian in Paris The Louvre museum in Paris is presently hosting two exhibitions of Islamic art, the first a major show of the art of Iran under the Safavid dynasty evocatively entitled “song of the world”, le chant du monde, and the other a selection of … Continue reading Songs of the world – From Al-Ahram Weekly Cairo

France Louvre exhibition of Islamic art

On October 2, 2007, France, 17 tourists are watching the Iranian oil painting, the Louvre in Paris art exhibition displaying Iran, mainly Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art. Tourists are watching the 16th century Koran, the Paris Louvre art exhibition displaying Iran, mainly Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art. Tourists are being watched 17 to 18 century Iranian art, the Louvre in Paris art exhibition … Continue reading France Louvre exhibition of Islamic art

Islamic art on display at Louvre – from Quebec’s Canoe Inc

PARIS – The Louvre Museum’s futuristic, glass-roofed gallery for Islamic art won’t open until 2010 but three exhibits starting this month in Paris hint at what is to come.

The highlight is a Louvre show on Iranian art, with dozens of jewel-hued manuscript pages showing fanciful illustrations of princesses, flowering trees, horsemen and mythical flying beasts. Many pieces were loaned by Iran’s museums at a time when its government is in a standoff against the West over its disputed nuclear program.

“I thought it would be opportune to draw attention to an aspect of Iran that people simply do not know, or are unfamiliar with,” said Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, curator of the show “The Song of the World: Art of Safavid Iran.”

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Islamic art on display at Louvre – from The West Australian

The Louvre Museum’s futuristic, glass-roofed gallery for Islamic art will not open until 2010, but three exhibits starting this month in Paris hint at what is to come.

The highlight is a Louvre show on Iranian art, with dozens of jewel-hued manuscript pages showing fanciful illustrations of princesses, flowering trees, horsemen and mythical flying beasts.

Many pieces were lent by Iran’s museums at a time when its government is in a standoff against the West over its disputed nuclear program.

“I thought it would be opportune to draw attention to an aspect of Iran that people simply do not know, or are unfamiliar with,” said Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, curator of the show, “Le Chant du monde: L’art de l’Iran safavide” (The Song of the World: Art of Safavid Iran).

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Exhibitions at the Louvre – Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Trust for Culture Collaborates with the Louvre and Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is collaborating with the Louvre on two exhibitions of Islamic art in Paris, as well as with the Museum of Decorative Arts, also in Paris. Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum At the Louvre, the Trust has collaborated in the … Continue reading Exhibitions at the Louvre – Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum

Exhibitions at the Louvre – The Song of the World – Iranian Safavid Art, 1501-1736

Aga Khan Trust for Culture Collaborates with the Louvre and Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is collaborating with the Louvre on two exhibitions of Islamic art in Paris, as well as with the Museum of Decorative Arts, also in Paris. Exhibitions at the Louvre The Song of the World – Iranian Safavid Art, 1501-1736 The Song of the … Continue reading Exhibitions at the Louvre – The Song of the World – Iranian Safavid Art, 1501-1736

Exhibitions at the Louvre – Museum of Decorative Arts

Aga Khan Trust for Culture Collaborates with the Louvre and Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is collaborating with the Louvre on two exhibitions of Islamic art in Paris, as well as with the Museum of Decorative Arts, also in Paris. Exhibitions at the Louvre Museum of Decorative Arts/Le mus’e des arts d’coratifs The Aga Khan Trust for Culture … Continue reading Exhibitions at the Louvre – Museum of Decorative Arts

From vases to manuscripts and Qur’ans, Islamic art at the Louvre

From CanadianPress PARIS – The Louvre Museum’s futuristic, glass-roofed gallery for Islamic art won’t open until 2010 but three exhibits starting this month in Paris hint at what is to come. The highlight is a Louvre show on Iranian art, with dozens of jewel-hued manuscript pages showing fanciful illustrations of princesses, flowering trees, horsemen and mythical flying beasts. Many pieces were loaned by Iran’s museums … Continue reading From vases to manuscripts and Qur’ans, Islamic art at the Louvre

Aga Khan Trust for Culture Collaborates with the Louvre and Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is collaborating with the Louvre on two exhibitions of Islamic art in Paris, as well as with the Museum of Decorative Arts, also in Paris. Exhibitions at the Louvre Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum At the Louvre, the Trust has collaborated in the preparation of an exhibition entitled “Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga … Continue reading Aga Khan Trust for Culture Collaborates with the Louvre and Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris

Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum at Louvre Museum – Oct 5, 2007 to Jan 7, 2008

Future Exhibitions – Louvre Museum Islamic Art from 10-05-2007 to 01-07-2008 Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum Shah Abu’l-Ma’ali, signé par Maître Dust, Inde, vers 1556, gouache sur papier, AKTC, M. 126English translation via google: Shah Abu’ l-Ma’ Ali, signed by Master Dust, India, towards 1556, gouache on paper, AKTC, Mr. 126© Aga Khan Trust for Culture As a preview to the … Continue reading Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum at Louvre Museum – Oct 5, 2007 to Jan 7, 2008