Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum bringing together more than 5,000 years of art for its exhibit, Syria: A Living History — Inside Toronto com

Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum bringing together more than 5,000 years of art for its exhibit, Syria

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The Aga Khan Museum’s newest exhibition, Syria: A Living History, will open Saturday, Oct. 15.

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“We hope that a better appreciation of Syria’s priceless contributions to the world’s heritage over five millennia will add urgency to the efforts to bring about peace and reconciliation in that country,” Aga Khan Museum director and CEO Henry Kim said in a release. “The sheer variety of these artifacts and their cultural breadth reveal just how multicultural Syria was, long before the term ‘multicultural’ was even invented, and how essential that diversity was to the development of so many of the world’s greatest civilizations.”

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Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre in Toronto

The aim of the Aga Khan Museum will be to offer unique insights and new perspectives into Islamic civilizations and the cultural threads that weave through history binding us all together. My hope is that the Museum will also be a centre of education and of learning, and that it will act as a catalyst for mutual understanding and tolerance.   – His Highness the Aga Khan

More on: http://www.agakhanmuseum.org

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