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Aga Khan Museum exhibit features giant moon sculpture 2019-03-24

The moon is featured at Aga Khan Museum in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing. - Aga Khan Museum image
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April highlights include jazz sextet, standup comedy, qawwali performance

This April, the Aga Khan Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with The Moon: A Voyage Through Time. The exhibition, which runs until Aug. 18, explores the moon’s influence on faith, science and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond.

Aga Khan Museum exhibition celebrates 50th anniversary of first human steps on the moon 2019-02-14

The moon, painting from a Falnama (Book of Omens), India, second half of the 16th century CE. Ink, opaque watercolours, and gold
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he Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores wonder, knowledge, and beauty inspired by the moon through the ages

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20, 1969, was a transformative event for humanity, yet the moon has captivated cultures since the dawn of civilization. The Moon: A Voyage Through Time is a major new exhibition opening March 9 at the Aga Khan Museum. It pays tribute to our timeless fascination with the moon by exploring how it has inspired spiritual growth, scientific discovery, and artistic creativity.

Prince Amyn arrives in Toronto to attend Lapis Gala at Aga Khan Museum 2018-09-21

Prince Amyn Aga Khan at AKM in Toronto 2018-09-21

Prince Amyn Muhammad arrived today Friday September 21, 2018 to attend the Lapis Gala event at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

The Art Lovers Who Founded Cairo 2018-03-18

Kohl Container of rock crystal from Egypt (12th century) Photo: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo  2018-03-19
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The Fatimids created the first alternative Muslim empire to fully challenge the orthodox Sunni Caliphate and ran a highly civilized, assiduously cultured and tolerant outfit.

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March 19, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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Aga Khan museum holds rare Fatimids exhibition 2018-03-15

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada  2014-09-12
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The first of its kind exhibition has been opened at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

The exhibition is about the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shia Islamic caliphate descended from Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Fatima.

The display, which runs until July 2, consists of luminous ceramics, intricate carvings shaped from rock crystals, and artefacts decorated with Kufic calligraphy and embellished with vines and leaves.

It is intended to showcase the life, times and the cultural expressions of the Fatimids.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan Letter to Patrons of Aga Khan Museum

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

AGA KHAN MUSEUM
77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 1K1, Canada

14 October 2016

Syria: A Living History

Dear Patrons,

I am writing to you because we are on the eve of the opening of what I think can be seen as an
exceptional exhibition that the Aga Khan Museum has organized in Toronto. By creating “Syria:
A Living History”, the Museum has responded to what I believe can be deemed among the most
significant and serious events in recent years. This exhibition, and the programs around it, are

Prince Amyn Aga Khan presents 200,000 euros to acquire Sequeira masterpiece ‘Adoration of the Magi’ securing Portuguese cultura

Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the National Museum of Ancient Art (NMAA) with Portuguese dignitaries (Image credit: LM Miguel Manso)
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LISBON (March 16, 2016): In a special ceremony, Prince Amyn Aga Khan presented a check for 200,000 euros to António Filipe Pimentel, the Director of the National Museum of Ancient Art (MNAA) in the presence of Portuguese Minister of Culture, João Soares, towards the crowd-funding campaign “Let’s put Sequeira in the right place” to acquire masterpiece painting by Portuguese artist – Domingos António de Sequeira.

City council supports tax exemption for Aga Khan Museum 2015-11-10

Aga Khan Museum
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More than $330K in taxes to be forfeited annually

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City council has confirmed its support for a property tax exemption for the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, a museum of Islamic and Iranian art located in the Don Mills area.

The council voted 34-1 on Tuesday to recommend providing a property tax exemption for the museum.

Sharjah’s Barjeel Art Foundation will showcase work by Arab artists at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum 2015-07-21

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Sharjah’s Barjeel Art Foundation, built on more than 1,000 modern and contemporary Arab artworks from the private collection of its founder Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, will launch its first exhibition in North America on ­Saturday.

The venue is fitting. Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation will open at Toronto’s renowned Aga Khan Museum, whose mission is to foster a greater appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage.

The collaboration

The Spectacular Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre 2015-06-05

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Designed by two of the world’s greatest architects – Fumihiko Maki of Japan and Charles Correa of Mumbai – the twin masterpieces are a spiritual, educational and architectural destination in Toronto’s north end.

Lost Dhow exhibition illuminates China's historical trade prowess 2015-01-29

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route.
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TORONTO, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's active role in cross- cultural exchange and trade in the 9th century is explored here in The Lost Dhow exhibition that runs until April 26, 2015.

The new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto plays host to the extraordinary exhibition of artifacts from a 9th-century Arab dhow, which was discovered in 1998 at the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the western Java Sea.

Rethinking ‘Islamic Art’ 2015-01-13

Aga Khan Museum
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For seven years, exhibitions in Asia and Europe have showcased treasures owned by the Aga Khan, the spiritual head of an estimated 10 million to 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims world-wide.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam 2014-09-12

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Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam
At the Opening Ceremony of
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto
Friday, 12 September 2014

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper,

Words fail me — and that’s not often the case — but words fail me to thank you enough for your most gracious and warm comments on this occasion.

This is indeed a magnificent day.

It is not so often that we have an opportunity of this sort -- to come together in a beautiful setting, in a wonderful spirit of friendship, and to dedicate such a splendid architectural accomplishment.

THE ISMAILI CENTRE, TORONTO FACT SHEET 2019-09-12

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The Site: The Ismaili Centre Toronto shares a site with the Aga Khan Museum. The two buildings are united by a 6.8 hectare park.
The Park: The Park incorporates a formal garden with five reflecting pools inspired by the traditional “char-bagh”, walking trails, and components suited to seasonal changes throughout the year.
Architect: Charles Correa and Associates (India)
Architect of Record: Moriyama and Teshima (Canada)
Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture (Lebanon)
Contractor: Carillion Construction Inc.
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Prince Amyn celebrates 77th birthday at 77 Wynford Drive Toronto 2014-09-12

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn Mohammed

Prince Amyn, brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, celebrated his 77th birthday at the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto which is coincidentally located at 77 Wynford Drive in the Don Mills area of Toronto. Prince Amyn played a major role in the building of the Aga Khan Museum. His Highness the Aga Khan recognized this role in the these words at the Opening Ceremony - "And, of course, it is with deepest admiration that I thank the person whose guiding hand has been so important at every stage of this project: a member of my family, my brother, Prince Amyn Aga Khan."


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