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1985-08-23Event - 1985-08-23

Canadian Prime Minister Mr. Brian Mulroney opened Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre in Burnaby, B.C. in presence of Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah and Prince Amyn Mohammad.

2000-08-23PRINCESS ZAHRA AT THE INFECTIOUS ENERGY CONFRENCE - 2000-08-23

Princess Zahra Aga Khan came to Nairobi, Kenya for the Infectious Energy Conference. Also attending this conference were several leaders of the LIF.

2001-08-23LA COPA AMERICA DE VELA - 2001-08-23

Cowes: Don Juan Carlos y el Aga Khan en el 150 aniversario de la Copa América de Vela. Le bal du Jubilée de l'America's Cup avait lieu à Cowes, à Osborne House.

2002-08-23CENTRAL ASIA - 2002-08-23

: Aga Khan Foundation extended its work in neighbouring Tajikistan by starting a new initiative for raising domestic food production. Through its Mountain Societies Development Support Programme, the foundation will develop local farms and bring more farmland under cultivation. At least 80 percent of the population of seven million in Tajikistan lives in poverty, and a third of the children are malnourished.

2007-08-23AGA KHAN ACADEMY TO EDUCATE NEEDY STUDENTS - 2007-08-23

2007, August 23:A foundation stone that marked the beginnings of the $50 million project was laid yesterday in Munyonyo on the southern outskirts of Kampala by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and Vice President Gilbert Bukenya. 'As students seek to enter the academies' programme, they will be judged on merit, not by their financial resources,' the Aga Khan said. [The Monitor] [The Nation]

2010-08-23Former Getty Director Michael Brand Heads to Aga Khan Museum - 2010-08-23
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TORONTO. Michael Brand, the former J. Paul Getty Museum director who stepped down at the Los Angeles institution earlier this year, has been appointed to a consultancy post at the Aga Khan Development Network.

The position places Brand — an expert in Asian art — in line to assume the directorship of the Islamic art and culture museum when it opens in a Fumihiko Maki-designed building in 2013.

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