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Articles - High Profile Jamatkhana and Aga Khan Museum in Toronto: Groundbreaking by H.H. The Aga Khan - 2010-05-28

'3D Projection Spectacular' among December attractions at Aga Khan Museum 2018-12-04

ga Khan’s exterior walls will light up to end December for for Light up the Dark: A 3-D Projection Spectacular. - Rene Johnston/
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www.toronto.com

This December, the Aga Khan Museum transforms the perception that museums are only places for dusty artifacts, when its exterior walls become a massive canvas for Light up the Dark: A 3-D Projection Spectacular.

This video show goes beyond the typical holiday light display by using a technology called projection mapping, which will turn the museum’s white granite walls into a 53 m x 13 m screen where art comes to life.

Aga Khan Museum showcases best in Islam: Marmur 2015-01-04

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thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/01/04/aga_khan_museum_showcases_best_in_islam_marmur.html

Liberals in all three monotheistic religions are at the forefront of bridge-building, both with other faith communities and with the secular world.

By: Dow Marmur Columnist, Published on Sun Jan 04 2015

The rule formulated by the late Swedish-American theologian Krister Stendahl that I’ve cited before in this column helps us to understand the essence of interfaith and intercultural relations: always compare their best with your best, not their worst with your best.

Aga Khan Museum announces September opening date which coincides with birthday of Princess Zahra 2014-08-18

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theismaili.org

Aga Khan Museum announces September opening date

The Aga Khan Museum’s exceptional collection of over 1 000 objects will be complemented by a vibrant performing arts programme. Photo: Tom Arban
The Aga Khan Museum’s exceptional collection of over 1 000 objects will be complemented by a vibrant performing arts programme. Photo: Tom Arban

Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre a dramatic intrusion of elegance: Hume 2014-03-24

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan unveil a plaque commemorating the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili
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thestar.com

It isn’t every day, or decade, that the city gets a beautiful new museum, not just paid for and fully stocked, but located in a part of town where architectural excellence is rare.

Toronto’s next important cultural institution, the Aga Khan Museum, and the Ismaili Centre next door will open this fall on Wynford Dr. near Eglinton Ave. and the Don Valley Parkway. The two stone-clad structures sit in a formal Islamic garden adapted to one of the most visible sites in Toronto, a 6.8-hectare high point known to countless commuters.

International preview of Aga Khan Museum held in Dubai 2014-03-18

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gulfnews.com

Dubai: North America’s sole museum dedicated to Islamic arts and cultures — the Aga Khan Museum — held its first international preview at the Ismaili Centre Dubai on Tuesday.
Located in Toronto, Canada, the Aga Khan Museum showcases a collection of more than 1,000 artefacts and artworks — in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, as well as textiles and carpets, among others — that span more than 1,000 years. The collection presents an overview of the artistry of Muslim societies from Spain to China.

Former Getty Director Michael Brand Heads to Aga Khan Museum - 2010-08-23

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InView Blog at Artinfo - blogs.artinfo.com/inview

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, a global Islamic charitable foundation that is currently building an Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. According to sources with knowledge of the hire, 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.

Enews: $300 million Aga Khan project begins construction in Ward 26 - 2010-06-03

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From: John Parker Toronto City Councillor Ward 26 - Don Valley West

May 28 marked an important milestone in an exciting project in Ward 26 that will create a new landmark in Toronto of international significance.

On that day the Prime Minister of Canada joined the Aga Khan and several hundred invited guests at the Foundation Ceremony marking the start of construction work on the $300 million Aga Khan Centre at the corner of Eglinton and the Don Valley Parkway.

Aga Khan visits Toronto - 2010-06-02

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South Asian Focus

Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week conferred honorary citizenship on the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community.

The Aga Khan was in the city last week to mark the groundbreaking for the first museum of Islamic art and culture in North America, an Ismaili centre and park.

There are more than 30,000 Ismailis in Toronto alone.

Correa to design Islamic centre in Canada - 2010-06-01

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Rediff news

Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims has committed to build a poject in Toronto that will showcase the progressive side of Islamic culture to the people.The centre is supposed to built at Eglinton Avenue and Wynford Drive, a part of the city best known for its dreary anonymity.

Mumbai based architect Charles Correa, has been roped in to design the complex.

The intention, is to show the "plurality of Islam," something which North Americans could always be reminded of, said the Aga Khan.

Museum a fitting tribute - 2010-05-29

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www.thestar.com/opinion

A simple, exquisite jewel

The coming of the Aga Khan Islamic Art Museum and an Ismaili Centre in Toronto is a fitting tribute not just to this great city but to Canada — beacon of hope to the world.

Globe and mail Front Page: Canada's Moment to Lead - 2010-05-29

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Globe and Mail

Attached PDF of the News Clipping

PM welcomes Aga Khan to Canada - 2010-05-28

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www.pm.gc.ca

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today met with His Highness the Aga Khan in Toronto to take part in the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and Park. The Imam is on an official visit to Canada from May 26-28.

“Canada is honoured to have been chosen as the site for these important institutions,” said the Prime Minister. They will serve to promote pluralism, peace and tolerance through greater understanding of Islam.”

Canada bestows honorary citizenship upon the Aga Khan - 2010-05-28

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Press Trust of India

Toronto, May 29 (PTI) Canada has bestowed honorary citizenship upon the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of around 20 million Muslims worldwide.

The Aga Khan was in Toronto to launch a USD 285-million cultural centre for Ismaili Muslims and the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper conferred the honours on the spiritual leader, saying that the centre and museum will represent the country's pluralism and cultural diversity.

The Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, a branch of Shia Islam.

Hume: New Ismaili complex will enrich Toronto - 2010-05-28

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thestar.com

Of all the gifts ever given to Toronto, none is more beautiful than the Aga Khan’s.

The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims came to town Friday to break ground on a remarkable project that will include a museum of Islamic art and an Ismaili Centre, both set in an exquisite seven-hectare park. Created by some of the world’s most sought-after designers, the complex and its contents will bring new depth to Toronto’s artistic life and its vaunted multiculturalism.

VIDEO: News report on canada.com - Aga Khan becomes Honourary Canadian - 2010-05-28

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canada.com

Fri, May 28: Canada bestows one of the world's most powerful men with its highest honour.

View the Video on the canada.com website:
http://www.canada.com/news/videos/index.html#ccEe6bvzfkczE_WKrmxa5gwiwwC...

PM, Aga Khan open Ismaili centre - 2010-05-28

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Toronto Sun

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Aga Khan were in Toronto Friday at the foundation ceremony for the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum and Park

The Ismaili Centre will be a gathering place for prayer and a space for intellectual discourse while the museum will be an education project of the Aga Khan Development Network, which will gather, preserve and display artefacts symbolizing the heritage of Muslim civilizations.

The two centres will be joined by a park and are expected to be completed by 2013.

Aga Khan and Canadian Prime Minister Perform Foundation of Ismaili Centre, Aga Khan Museum and Park in Toronto - 2010-05-28

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akdn.org

Toronto, 28 May 2010 — His Highness the Aga Khan and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper were in Toronto today to mark the Foundation of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park situated in the city’s Don Mills area.

Toronto Islamic arts centre breaks ground - 2010-05-28

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cbc.ca

The leader of the world's Ismaili Muslim community was in Toronto Friday to break ground on what is being billed as the largest Islamic art and culture centre in North America.

The $300-million development slated for Wynford Drive near Don Mills Road will cover 6.8 hectares and will include a museum, an Ismaili cultural centre and a park.

The Aga Khan, leader of the group of Shia Muslims known as Ismailis, said the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture is his gift to Toronto.

Ground broken for Ismaili Muslim landmark - 2010-05-28

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thestar.com

Nizar Kassam drove all the way from Chicago to Toronto to witness yet another “groundbreaking moment” of the 70,000-strong Ismaili-Canadian community Friday.

The 66-year-old Tanzanian-born Ismaili businessman was in town for the foundation ceremony of the new Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and Islamic park, to be located on a seven–hectare site at Wynford Dr., near Eglinton Ave. E. and Don Mills.

VIDEO: CTV Toronto: Ground breaks at Aga Khan centre in Toronto - 2010-05-28

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toronto.ctv.ca

The Aga Khan is in Toronto today, marking the beginning of development on an Ismaili centre and the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture.

View the video at the CTV website:
http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100528/aga-khan-centre-...


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