Aga Khan Park - Live Webcast

Now on LIVE WEBCAST: Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park

Watch the webcast live at TheIsmaili.org/live  and at AKDN.org The Aga Khan Park will be inaugurated by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan on Monday, 25 May. The webcast of this event is expected to commence at 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4). Earlier, His Highness the…

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Stunning 3-Month Exhibition: Kyrgyzstan’s Cities of the Dead to Life come alive at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Death is rarely thought of as a beautiful thing. However, when photographer Margaret Morton travelled through Kyrgyzstan, she became captivated by the beauty and majesty of the unique cemeteries she encountered. Morton’s photographs brought more than 175 people to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 9 May 2015, for the opening of a three-month exhibition and…

His Highness the Aga Khan was joined by the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, and the Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, in marking the occasion at the Mosque. (Photo: AKTC/Gary Otte via AKDN)

Antiquities Minister studies restoration of historical buildings with Aga Khan Foundation, discusses partnership between the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty is working with Luis Monreal, director general of the Aga Khan Foundation, Sharif ElErian, director of the foundation in Cairo, and Henry Kim, director of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, to form a joint cooperation to restore historical buildings in Egypt. Damaty said in a statement on Wednesday that the…

Stop following the US or UK, find role models within you

Professor Tom Popkewitz to Pakistan’s education system: ‘Stop following the US or UK, find role models within you’

“Teachers are an agent of change and they can play a vital role in transforming students. One should learn from neighbouring countries, such as China, that are reforming their schools and changing modern schools.” – Tom Popkewitz, Professor of Curriculum and Instructions, University of Winconsin-Madison Author of more than 200 articles and 30 books KARACHI: To…

RIBA Journal - In Search of Harmony - Ismaili Centre, Toronto and Aga Khan Museum

RIBA Journal | In search of harmony: Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre, Toronto and their unifying Aga Khan Park

Eighteen years in the planning, the $300m Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre complex in Toronto consists of two important buildings by octogenarian master architects – Japan’s Fumihiko Maki for the museum and India’s Charles Correa for the centre – in a new city park by Lebanon-based landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic. Exhibition design is by…

Doors Open Toronto - Photo Contest - Calling all Photographers to submit Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto photos by May 24 midnight EST

Doors Open Toronto – Photo Contest – Calling all Photographers to submit Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto photos by May 24

Arguably the most photographed set of buildings in recent history, the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto are favorites to many for various reasons in addition to being winners of Ontario Association of Architects Awards. Ismailimail encourages everyone in the Greater Metro Toronto Area to take advantage of the Doors Open Toronto – Photo…

Designlines - 5 Stunning Buildings to Visit During Doors Open Toronto: aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Designlines | 5 Stunning Buildings to Visit During Doors Open Toronto: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Doors Open provides the perfect excuse to finally visit some of the city’s newest cultural institutions. Chief among them is the Aga Khan Museum in Don Mills, which offers free admission throughout the weekend. The Brazilian granite-clad, Fumihiko Maki-designed building is a true stunner. The atrium is soaked in natural light, with captivating shadows created by patterned glass walls,…

Aga Khan Program at Harvard University | Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World

Aga Khan Program at Harvard University | Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World

Muqarnas 31 is now available from Brill The Aga Khan Program at Harvard University sponsors publication of scholarly works on the history of Islamic art and architecture. Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, is a yearly volume of articles on art and architectural history, edited by Professor Gülru Necipoğlu. http://www.brill.com/products/reference-work/muqarnas-31

French Medical Institute for Children launches Cath-lab

French Medical Institute for Children launches cardiac catheterization lab

April 14, 2015: The new US$ 1.7 million adult cardiac catheterization facility at FMIC is now operational. Developed with the support of La Chaîne de l’Espoir, the main donor, the 17-bedded facility, including the Cath-lab, uses technologically advanced equipment to accurately and quickly diagnose and confirm suspected coronary diseases. This facility allows cardiologists to coordinate…

University of Central Asia's Mountain Societies Research Institute: Programmes, Activities and Outputs 2014

University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute: Programmes, Activities and Outputs 2014

In 2014, the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) continued to build partnerships, capacity and infrastructure to enhance the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies in Central Asia. Highlights include the launch of a new GIS laboratory; new papers in the MSRI Background Paper Series; and the successful completion of the pilot phase of…

Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi introduces rare procedure that gives hope to patients suffering from chronic pain

Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi introduces rare procedure that gives hope to patients suffering from chronic pain

April 3, 2015: The Pain Management Unit at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has introduced Neuromodulation procedure for treating patients who have chronic pain and disability. The hospital is the first in East Africa to use this mode of treatment performed on 43 patients by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who included pain medicine…