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AGA KHAN PLANS ISLAMIC ART MUSEUM IN TORONTO - 2002-10-09

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Wednesday, 2002, October 9
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TORONTO (Reuters) - The Aga Khan, the billionaire spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims, will build the English-speaking world's biggest Islamic art museum and cultural center in Toronto after plans to buy a site in London failed, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The Aga Khan Development Network, one of the charitable institutions and businesses headed by the Aga Khan, said the museum would house artifacts from renowned private collections including those of the Aga Khan and of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.


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Splendori a Corte Exhibition 2013-02-17

Sacred Art and Music of the Muslim World in Parma, Italy
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Inauguration by His Highness The Aga Khan speech at "Splendori a Corte", an exhibition of rare art and manuscripts from the Aga Khan Museum collection, being shown until 3 June 2007 at the Palazzo della Pilotta (Parma, Italy)

Inauguration speech at "Splendori a Corte", an exhibition of rare art and manuscripts from the Aga Khan Museum collection, being shown until 3 June 2007 at the Palazzo della Pilotta (Parma, Italy)

30 March 2007

FOREWORD BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN - SPIRIT & LIFE PUBLICATION -2007-01-01

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Spirit & Life Publication

Foreword by His Highness the Aga Khan

Press Release

AGA KHAN TO ESTABLISH MAJOR ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM IN CANADA - 2002-10-08

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today announced its intention to establish in Toronto a museum housing exceptional collections of Islamic art and heritage as well as a unique academic and cultural center focused on the study and practice of human pluralism.The museum, which will be the first of its kind in the English speaking world, is expected to include artefacts from renowned private collections including those of His Highness the Aga Khan and of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.

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The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Photo: © Janet Kimber
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Apollo The International Art Magazine

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His riches were so famed that a European world map featured a portrait of him, adorned with a golden crown and holding a sceptre and golden ball.

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Aga Khan Museum will prove to be of historic significance: Siddiqui 2014-09-10

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thestar.com Opinion / Commentary

By: Haroon Siddiqui Columnist, Published on Wed Sep 10 2014

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which will be inaugurated on Sept. 12, 2014, is an architectural jewel inspired by great Islamic structures, writes Haroon Siddiqui.

The $300 million Aga Khan Museum on Wynford Dr. — highly visible from the Don Valley Parkway — is more than a stunning architectural and cultural addition to Toronto.

Splendori a Corte Exhibition 2013-03-30

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The Aga Khan Museum Home

On 30 March 2007, His Highness the Aga Khan and Mr. Elvio Ubaldi, Mayor of Parma, inaugurated “Splendori a Corte”, an exhibition of rare art and manuscripts from the Aga Khan Museum collections, at the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma.

Splendori a CorteIn addition to the exhibition, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in collaboration with the Teatro Regio di Parma and Parma Capitale della Musica, presented a programme of sacred music from Central Asia.

FOREWORD BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN - SPIRIT & LIFE PUBLICATION -2007-01-01

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Spirit & Life Publication

Foreword by His Highness the Aga Khan

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