November 19 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Room E321, George Brown Casa Loma Campus
This presentation of the Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre in Toronto by the project team features Diarmuid Nash, Partner, Moriyama & Teshima Architects; C. Po Ma, Project Director, Moriyama & Teshima Architects; and Dan Bodman, Project Director, Carillion Canada. The Aga Khan Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Muslim arts and culture. The museum is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. It will house collections of Islamic art and heritage, including artifacts from the private collections of His Highness the Aga Khan, the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. Moriyama & Teshima are the architects of record for the Wynford Park complex of buildings located on a 17-acre site on Wynford Drive in Toronto, comprised of the Aga Khan Museum (design architect Fumihiko Maki) and the Ismali Centre and Jamakhana community/religious centre (design architect Charles Correa).
The event takes place from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Room E321 of George Brown’s Casa Loma Campus, located at 146 Kendal Avenue.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please confirm attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCET Lecture Series Fall 2013 qualifies for OAA Con-Ed Learning Hours. Participants may request a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of each lecture presentation.
About The Ismaili Centre and and the Aga Khan Museum
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto
To be situated in a 6.8 hectare landscaped park adjacent to the Aga Khan Museum and within sight of a major Toronto thoroughfare, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto will be the second Centre in Canada after the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, which opened in 1985.
The Foundation Ceremony of Centre, as well as the Museum and their Park, was performed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mawlana Hazar Imam on 28 May 2010. Designed by renowned architect Charles Correa, it will incorporate a Jamatkhana, spaces for intellectual engagement, as well as facilities for social and cultural gatherings. Like Ismaili Centres elsewhere, it will host an active series of programming to engage the Jamat and the wider public in dialogue, learning, and bridge-building.
Click links to view the galleries on Ismaili Org