Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art — Can India com

Photo- Aga Khan Museum They roam the pages of countless legends, tales and fables, and have inspired artists for centuries. You can meet the marvellous creatures of such classic literature as theShahnameh and Kalila wa Dimna. Through an astonishing variety of media — including manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork from the 7th to…

Ismailis celebrate Islamic culture — Gulf News com

Ismaili centres in Dubai and Toronto share mission to spread awareness of Islamic culture Left to right: Arif Lalani, Amiruddin Thanawala and Jaime Leitao, Ambassador of Portugal to the UAE, tour the exhibition on winning projects of the Aga Khan Award.   Dubai: Canada and the UAEm enjoying a sense of kindred spirit thanks to…

Islamic Arts spotlight: Aga Khan Museum — Aquila Style com / Videos

  The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic arts and culture based in Toronto, Canada. The museum is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The museum will become a repository of historical materials related to the Ismaili community and house research programmes…

Video: OCA2014 Winner – Structural Design Innovation: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre

concreteontario Published on 17 Dec 2014 Imara (Wynford Drive) Limited, acting on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network, appointed Carillion for pre-construction planning services and construction. The two facilities each total almost 100,000 square feet constructed in reinforced concrete, structural steel, structural glazing, large skylights, stone flooring and cladding timber framing. The projects were…

Dine amidst antiques at Aga Khan Museum’s Diwan — The Star com

Diwan, the restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum, serves the food of the Muslim world in a beautiful setting. / Janos Pataki for the Toronto Star Diwan, the main restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum, has museum-worthy decor in 18th-century Damascene panels and ceiling medallions. At the Aga Khan Museum, one dines amidst priceless antiques….

New Aga Khan Museum hosts first major show — View many photos on Blog to com

  The Aga Khan museum has been drawing fascinated photographers to Don Mills and Eglinton for a few months now to shoot the stunning granite exterior of Toronto’s newest architectural gem. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the new museum is a marvel of modern design that also incorporates classic Islamic architectural principles. That…

Report: Aga Khan Museum — by Nadia al-Issa on Art Asia Pacific com

(…) Charles Correa has revisited and reinterpreted the traditional notions of a dome. By playing with light, color and symmetry, he has given the Ismaili Centre a unique, glass crystalline dome. Photo by and copyright Gary Otte Photography. Courtesy Ismaili Centre, Toronto.  The gem of the complex is the Aga Khan Museum, the first museum…

New Aga Khan Museum will showcase Islamic art — CBC News Canada

The first museum in North America that will display only Islamic art will open to the public next month in Toronto. The Aga Khan Museum’s permanent collection will be the Aga Khan’s personal family collection, which consists of about 1,000 pieces. That may sound small, but some of those artifacts are considered to be among…

Royal Portrait of Fath ‘Ali Shah Sells for Nearly £3 Million

Originally posted on ArtsIslamica:
The magnificent and extremely rare life-size Qajar royal portrait of Fath ‘Ali Shah attended by a prince, attributed to Mihr ‘Ali, circa 1820 CE, sold for £2,994,500 (inclusive of buyers premium) at Sotheby’s ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ auction today [9th April 2014]. A round of applause greeted the fall of…

Connections: Aga Khan Museum

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Via Connections, Ismaili Mail introduces a new series specifically highlighting some of the international partnerships and programs of the Aga Khan Museum (AKM). Over the course of the last decade several extensive exhibitions have been commissioned for audiences in Europe and Asia. In addition to that, smaller special but focused international preview exhibitions…