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…

Space Camp 2019: Launching into orbit — By Noureen Lakhani, Aisha Ali

In an effort to better understand the mysteries of the cosmos, and taking-off into its second year, Space Camp — an initiative of the Aga Khan Education Board (UK) — took 32 young participants from across the UK on an unforgettable space mission. Building on the success of the inaugural Space Camp in 2018, this…

Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture Explores ʿAyn al-Quḍāt’s Perspective on Qur’anic Origins — The Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK

In honour of the late Professor Annemarie Schimmel, IIS held its annual memorial lecture on 29 April, entitled Paradise Found: ʿAyn al-Quḍāt on Qur’anic Origins delivered by Professor Mohammed Rustom, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Carleton University. Given the importance of ʿAyn al-Quḍāt Hamadānī (d. 525/1131) there is relatively little scholarship on him that…

UK: ESF -The European Sports Festival is back. 19 – 21 April 2019 at The University of Nottingham | This year’s theme is Meet, Compete & Unite. | Some photos from 2014 and 2017 Festivals

The European Sports Festival is back Inspired by the values of the Jubilee Games, and building on ESF 2017, this year’s theme is Meet, Compete & Unite. Our aim is to foster the spirit of One Jamat. We invite you and your families to engage in competitive sports as well as activities to improve your…

USA–UK: World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston | It will be the seventh such building — the other six are located in London, Vancouver, Lisbon, Dubai, Dushanbe, and Toronto

UK-based architect Farshid Moussavi has been selected to lead the design of the Ismaili Center, Houston — the first Ismaili Center in the USA. The Ismaili Center Houston will be located on an 11-acre site along the city’s main waterway, the Buffalo Bayou.PHOTO: THE.ISMAILI The Center’s design team also includes Thomas L. Woltz, of Nelson…