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Delhi to get its first sunken museum 2012-05-26

An artist’s impression of the sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun’s Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Ni

The Capital will have its first sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun's Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Nizamuddin Basti -- if multiple agencies required to give clearances come together and give the go-ahead for the project.

Interpretation centres, popularly known as site museums that detail the history of a cultural or natural heritage, have been largely missing from the Indian arena. The project, a first of its kind in the country, has been conceptualised and designed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

H. H. The Aga Khan visit to Kenya 2013-11-29

Nairobi, Kenya - 29 November 2012

City Park face lift: Aga Khan, govt. sign agreement

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by NTVKenya

The government and the Aga Khan Trust have formalized the project to restore the Nairobi City Park. His Highness The Aga Khan and Prime Minister Raila Odinga signed the agreement to rehabilitate the Park at the Nairobi National Museum paving the way for the Aga Khan Trust to embark on the rehabilitation early next year.


2007-07-17 Prince Karim Aga Khan at Al-Azhar Park, Cairo

Cairo Governorate and Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Public-Private Partnership for Historic Cairo Revitalisation Projects

Cairo, 17 July 2007 – Cairo’s Governor, H.E. Dr. Abdel Azim Wazir, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s General Manager, Mr. Luis Monreal, today signed an historic Public-Private Partnership (PPP) linking Al-Azhar Park, a future “Urban Plaza” project at the northern end of the Park, and ongoing work by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Darb al-Ahmar.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration Ceremony for the Restoration of Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India 2013-09-18

 Inauguration of the Restoration of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi  2013-09-18

Your Excellency Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Minister for Culture Shrimati Chandresh Kumari Katoch
Mr. Ratan Tata
Honorable Ministers, Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Let me first extend my special thanks to the Prime Minister, whose presence honours all of us.

Aga Khan: What keeps him on course with reviving cultural heritage in developing world 2013-10-13

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveils a plaque to inaugurate the restored work at Humayun’s Tomb as the Prince Karim Aga Khan

I think what drives our network is to enable people to manage their destinies. Once they manage their destinies, you will see, generally speaking, a take-off situation. It’s when they cannot manage their destinies and cannot achieve a level of economic independence that they are indebted in a terrible way or are subject to climate change because they are in agriculture or because they are high-risk and they have an earthquake — these are situations which we try to assist.

Aga Khan on a 12-day visit of India 2013-09-17


Press Trust of India New Delhi

Aga Khan, the chairman of Aga Khan Development network, arrived here today on a 12-day India visit during which he will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

Khan would preside over an inauguration ceremony to mark the completion of the restoration of Humayun's Tomb Heritage site tomorrow.

The restoration work at the heritage site has been carried out by the Aga Khan Trust.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture to revitalise Nairobi City Park 2012-11-30

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prime Minister Odinga, Prince Hussain, and other dignitaries discuss the model of the soon to be restored Na

Nairobi, 29 November 2012 — “Culture is a trampoline for development and assistance for some of the poorest people in the world,” declared Mawlana Hazar Imam. He was speaking at a signing ceremony marking an agreement between the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Government of Kenya to rehabilitate Nairobi City Park.

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Aga Khan pledges to restore park’s glory 2012-12-02


His Highness the Aga Khan and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga yesterday launched a major project to return the Nairobi City Park to its lost glory when they witnessed the signing of an agreement to rehabilitate the facility.

Aga Khan & Karzai open Timur Shah Mausoleum in Kabul 2012-10-19

Khaama Press

His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan officially opened the restored mausoleum of Timur Shah today.

Obamas visit Humayun Tomb restored by AKTC - 2010-11-07


New Delhi, Nov.7 : Spending almost an hour at the 16th century Humayun Tomb complex, the Obamas held hands and listened carefully as the officer of the ArchaeologicalSurvey of India (ASI) explained in detail the history of the complex. They asked a few questions about therestoration work that the ASI and Aga Khan Trust were doing.

Jaali work empowers them - 2010-10-31


NEW DELHI: Twenty-eight-year-old Anisha, now a mother of four, was married off at the tender age of nine. Born and brought up in Bihar, she landed in Delhi with her husband, who paints for a living. From her ordinary existence as a housewife in Nizamuddin basti, she has emerged as a respected earning member of the family who brings home up to Rs 5,000-8,000 every month. For this, Anisha put in almost three years to train herself in traditional sanjhi cutting and jaali pattern work.

Aga Khan Helps Ravaged Syrian City Aleppo Regain Ancient Glory - 2010-04-16


April 16 (Bloomberg) -- It’s hard to know which of history’s episodes was worse for Aleppo, an ancient fortress city in Syria’s north. Perhaps it was in the year 1400, when Tamerlane, the invading Mongol-Turkic chieftain, piled thousands of skulls at the town gates to persuade inhabitants to give up.

Or maybe the earthquake of 1136 that killed tens of thousands of inhabitants, or the massacre of Muslims by more Mongol invaders in 1260 or the 19th-century assaults by cholera and plague.

Aga Khan pledges support for Zanzibar - 2009-07-31

The Citizen

His Highness the Aga Khan yesterday assured Zanzibar of continued support in undertaking development projects, including setting up a microfinance scheme that will provide loans amounting to more than Sh1 billion.

Speaking during the opening of the refurbished Forodhani Park, the Aga Khan said the initiative would offer about 1,000 loans to different segments of Zanzibaris.

Forodhani Park has been rehabilitated by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) at a cost of $3 million (Sh3.9 billion) from the initial estimates of $2.4 million (over Sh3 billion).



April 8, 2006 Kabul, Afghanistan:Sat Apr 8, 8:16 AM ET Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (C), the Aga Khan (R) and French first lady Bernadette Chirac shake hands before their meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul April 8, 2006. The three participated in the inauguration of a medical clinic set up in Kabul by the French government with the help of the Aga Khan Foundation.




April 8, 2006 Kabul, Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai (L), the Aga Khan (C), and French First Lady Bernadette Chirac (2nd R) inspect the guard of honour before their meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul April 8, 2006. The three participated in the inauguration of a medical clinic set up in Kabul by the French government with the help of the Aga Khan Foundation.

President Hamid Karzai



April 8 ,2006 Kabul, Afghanistan :H. H. The Aga Khan touring the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul, with Mme Bernadette Chirac.




April 8, 2006 Kabul, Afghanistan:His Highness The Aga Khan showing Mme Bernadette Chirac the restoration work at Babur’s Gardens in Kabul, a project of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.




April 8, 2006 Kabul, Afghanistan: His Highness The Aga Khan and Mme Chirac viewing the construction work being carried out by the AKTC at Babur’s Gardens in Kabul.


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