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Aga Khan Museum

2010-05 Canada

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Stephen Harper

Friday, May 28, 2010, His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony with several members of his family: Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim, Prince Husayn, Princess Khaliya, to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and their Park, in Toronto's Don Mills area

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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ismailimail.org

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.

Uganda: Kadaga Praises Aga Khan for Preserving Culture

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Uganda  2017-10-11
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allafrica.com, The Monitor

Kampala — The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has praised the Aga Khan for preserving works of history and art at a time culture and heritage are being destroyed in other parts of the world.
Speaker Kadaga made the comments during a tour of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

Uganda's High Commissioner there, Ms Joy Ruth Acheng, accompanied the Speaker and other high-level Ugandan officials on a tour of the museum, which is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

From Toronto to Baghdad: new Aga Khan exhibit helps rebuild destroyed university library 2018-07-22

Iraqi-American artist poses with his project 168:01 at the Aga Khan Museum  2018-07-17
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cbc.ca

Visitors will gradually transform the exhibit's empty library to a collaborative donation

With its long shelf lined with white-covered books all housed inside a cavernous room, the newest offering at the Aga Khan Museum looks a bit like an empty, sterile library. But the creative force behind the project hopes visitors will fill it with the knowledge contained in thousands of new textbooks.

Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum at Portugal’s Assembly of the Republic 2018-07-11

His Highness the Aga Khan tours the exhibition Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections
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akdn.org

Toronto, Canada, 11 July 2018 - To mark His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations taking place in Lisbon, the Aga Khan Museum has loaned a special exhibition of 17 artifacts to Portugal’s Assembly of the Republic. The exhibition is titled Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections and includes captivating folios and colourful ceramics as well as exquisitely decorated wood and steel artifacts from Mughal, Ottoman, Persian, and Chinese empires dating from the 10th to the 19th centuries.

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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www.wsj.com

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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Toronto

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

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada  2014-09-12
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www.nation.co.ke

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.

Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Arts in Phillipines

Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Arts in Marawi, Phillipines

The University Museum was opened on June 13, 1962 as  a one-room affair by Dr. Mamitua Saber. Known today as the Aga Khan Museum, it has the biggest Philippine Muslim collection in the country.

It is named after His Royal Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, whose donation made the construction of the building possible. The Museum was inaugurated on March 23, 1969.
Aga Khan Museum aims to collect and preserve folk art specimens and artifacts of the thirteen Muslim groups and other indigenous minorities of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan regions;

Hazar Imam with Prime Mister Stephen Harper

Hazar Imam with Prime Mister Stephen Harper

The Aga Khan, left, and Stephen Harper look over a model of the Aga Khan Centre and Museum yesterday, which will be built in Toronto by 2013.

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

Aga Khan Museum in Canada hosts exhibition entitled ‘Syria is a Live History’ 2016-10-19

Aga Khan Museum Toronto exhibits
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syriatimes.sy

Director-General of Antiquities and Museums Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim has given a lecture about Syrian heritage during the opening ceremony of an exhibition opened on October 15th in Toronto in Canada under the title “Syria is a Live History”.

He focused on the Syria heritage damaged during the foreign-backed terror war being waged on Syria and the measures adopted by the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) to protect historic sites in cooperation with civil community.

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

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thenational.ae

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

Hazar at Aga Khan Museum 2015-05-25

Hazar at Aga Khan Museum 2015-05-25

Hazar Imam waving at Ismailis gathered outside Museum anxiously awaiting Holy Deedar 2015-05-25

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan At the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum 2014-09-12

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Live webcast at Direct Energy Centre Toronto 2014-09-12

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Prime Minister Harper,
Your Highness, my brother,
Madame Clarkson,
Excellencies,
Ms Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages,
Honourable Ministers,
Chancelier de Broglie,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Friends,

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan At the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum 2014-09-12

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper,
Your Highness, my brother,
Madame Clarkson,
Excellencies,
Ms Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages,
Honourable Ministers,
Chancelier de Broglie,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Friends,

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."

The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove 2014-09-04

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Wall Street Journal

Toronto's New Aga Khan Museum

Toronto's Aga Khan Museum will give visitors a permanent spot to see one of the top private collections of Islamic art anywhere. © 2014 The Aga Khan Museum/Tom Arban (photo)

Toronto

Plenty of museums around the world collect Islamic art—from ornate Persian carpets to Mughal miniature paintings—but there's never been a museum in North America focused solely on exhibiting these pieces, until now.

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.


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