Simerg com: A Superb Life-Size Depiction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Download High Resolution Photo

By MALIK MERCHANT Please click on photo below to view/download a high resolution image AGA KHAN IV (Screenshot from Simerg com) A life-size depiction of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mawlana Hazar Imam is depicted with other Honorary Canadian Citizens in a…

UCA -University of Central Asia Helps Expand Role of Museums in Kyrgyzstan

The Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit (CHHU) of UCA’s Graduate School of Development, organised a training on “Museum Collection Management: Storage, Accounting and Exhibition” on November 28th in Bishkek. It was held as part of CHHU’s ongoing efforts to build human resource capacity of national museums in Kyrgyzstan. The event was hosted by the Gapar…

London, UK: Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art — The British Museum | See also Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Centre

Charting the fascinating history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries. Artistic exchange between East and West has a long and intertwined history, and the exhibition picks these stories up from the 15th century, following cultural interactions that…

“The Age of Ivory” — By Graham Chandler on Aramco World Com | Assyrian capital from the ninth to seventh centuries BCE would yield the largest concentration of ancient worked ivory ever discovered

British archeologist and adventurer Austen Henry Layard may be best known for the discovery in 1845 of the colossal winged bulls from Nimrud that are displayed at the entrance of the Assyrian gallery at the British Museum. But that same year he found the first of more than 100 exquisitely carved ivory specimens—the initial pieces…

Paderborn: The effigy of ‘Ötzi’ the Iceman | 5,300-year-old Mummy is now on exhibit at ‘Naturkunde Museum’ in Paderborn 24.08.18 – 06.01.2019| Watch Video

Ötzi, on Wikipedia Ötzi (German pronunciation: [ˈœtsi] ( listen)), also called the Iceman, the Similaun Man (Italian: Mummia del Similaun), the Man from Hauslabjoch, the Tyrolean Iceman, and the Hauslabjoch mummy, is the well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE.[2] The mummy was found in September 1991 in the…

Videos: Palestinian Museum opens in Occupied West Bank

Palestinian Museum highlights Jerusalem’s isolation — Al Jazeera Jerusalem Lives, the inaugural exhibition at the Birzeit museum, mixes traditional and contemporary art. Over the past nine months, museum staff have worked to unite artworks by 48 Palestinian, Arab and international artists [Nigel Wilson/Al Jazeera] Birzeit, Occupied West Bank – Outside the white-walled facade of the…

Antiquities Scholar: Islamic State’s Destruction of Museum & Library is Cultural & Ethnic Cleansing — Democracy now video

Source: democracynow Published on 27 Feb 2015 http://democracynow.org – Video has surfaced showing militants from the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Men are seen toppling statues and using sledgehammers and drills to destroy the artifacts. The Guardian reports one of the statues destroyed was a winged-bull…

Video: American Museum First to Digitize Entire Art Collection

VOAvideo Published on 9 Jan 2015 A major museum in Washington recently put its entire collection online, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks has never been seen by the public before, and can now be downloaded in many…