Aga Khan Museum, Exhibition: ‘Transforming Traditions – The Arts of 19th century Iran’ —Sep 22, 2018 – Feb 10, 2019

Bear witness to the complex dynamics that impacted the arts of a society at a crossroads between tradition and transformation during a century of turbulent change. Caught between the desire to maintain time-honoured local traditions and the increasing need to engage with ever more pervasive outside influences and currents of innovation, Transforming Traditions: The Arts…

EMPERORS & JEWELS: TREASURES OF THE INDIAN COURTS FROM THE AL-SABAH COLLECTION, KUWAIT — Aga Khan Museum | Watch Video by Vestnik.ca (Russian)

Aug 18, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019 Discover the deep roots of contemporary fashion’s love affair with men’s jewellery and adornments in this display of exquisitely crafted jewelled artworks from Mughal India. Decorated with gems such as diamonds and carved from semi-precious stone like jade, the objects in this exhibition are drawn from Kuwait’s al-Sabah…

Videos: WAFAA BILAL’S 168:01: A LIBRARY RISING FROM THE ASHES | Visitors to the Aga Khan Museum can help rebuild a destroyed Iraq library, book by book — The Star com

A contemporary artwork aimed at restoring a lost cultural property, Wafaa Bilal’s 168:01 at the Aga Khan Museum invites people to help to rebuild a Baghdad library. In 2003, the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost their entire library due to looters who set fire to the collection during the invasion…

Videos: “The World of the Fatimids" | Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Dr. Farhad Daftary, An Empire of Enlightenment and A Day of Exploration —- Aga Khan Museum

Look and listen as Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs at the Aga Khan Museum, offers insights into the origins, aspirations, and cultural achievements of the Fatimid dynasty. Learn more about the Museum’s “The World of the Fatimids” exhibition at agakhanmuseum.org/fatimids “The World of the Fatimids”: Spiritual Foundations of the Fatimids On…

The Art Lovers Who Founded Cairo —By Melik Kaylan on Wall Street Journal com | Also Featured Video on the ‘Fatimids Exhibition’ at Aga khan Museum

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. Kohl Container of rock crystal from Egypt (12th century) PHOTO: MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, CAIRO Toronto In early Islamic history the Fatimids (909-1171) created the first alternative Muslim empire to…

Texas Secretary of State visits the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Rolando Pablos, Texas Secretary of State, along with members of his staff, visited the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Rolando Pablos, Texas Secretary of State, along with members of his staff, visited the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. He was received by Vice-President Karima Karmali from the Ismaili Council…

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto – Highlights from the Permanent Collection: explore diverse arts of Islamic civilizations

Collection Highlights Arranged by media, these selections from the Permanent Collection offer a window into the diverse arts of Islamic civilizations. (Click graphic to view more at source) Architectural Decoration Calligraphy and Illumination Ceramics Luxury Objects Metalwork Painted Manuscripts Qur’ans Science and Learning Source: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/collection/collection-highlights Current Exhibitions Parviz Tanavoli September 13, 2016, to April 30,…

Friends of the Aga Khan Museum launched in Dubai — Gulf News com

The Friends of the Aga Khan Museum in the Gulf and South Asia was opened at Concrete, a new space on Alserkal Avenue, and will offer visitors a chance to see the contributions of Islamic civilisations to the world heritage. Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Aga Khan…

Skate Girls of Kabul exhibit tells ‘story of Afghan girls helping each other’ — Metro News |Links, Photos and Video

Aga Khan exhibit captures the fascinating stories of resilient, young skaters, empowerment and ‘the future’ of a war-torn country. (…) Over the coming years, Fulford-Dobson travelled to Kabul multiple times to capture hundreds of portraits of girls skillfully gliding on ramps or standing triumphantly with the boards. Skate Girls of Kabul, an exhibition featuring some…

Henry Kim, Aga Khan Museum Director and CEO one on one with Ismailimail

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At two years in and two years on the Aga Khan Museum has established itself as a museum beyond frontiers. UNESCO extended its patronage to the Syria: A Living History exhibition and together with the unprecedented partnership between seven renowned international institutions from around the world, the Museum’s Syria programme provided…

Aga Khan Ensemble in Portuguese Parliament, Serralves Foundation, Gulbenkian Museum and Lisbon Ismaili Centre |Watch the Live Stream

New music with deep roots Aga Khan Ensemble to perform Navruz concerts at Portuguese Parliament, Serralves Foundation, Gulbenkian Museum and Lisbon Ismaili Centre Leading artists on the roster of the Aga Khan Music Initiative will come together to perform a programme devoted to celebration of richness and cultural diversity, honouring Navruz, the Welcoming of the…