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…

The next Taj Mahal? New life for historic tombs of Hyderabad, India — By Ronan O’Connell, for CNN | A 10-year project for the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park

Hyderabad, India (CNN)One after the next, they rise towards the sky in a sprawling green space on the edge of Hyderabad. Etched with Islamic phrases and embellished by concentric patterns, archways, domes and halls, they’re magnificent in their design and stature, eerie in their function and lonesome location. Qutb Shahi Heritage Park – The monuments…

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com| Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park includes 70 structures, encompassing 40 mausoleums, 23 mosques, five step-wells

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com A view of the tomb of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf   Like all rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth king and founder of Hyderabad, also built his…

India: Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi Tombs — Siasat com|In this complex 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques which needs 10 years to restore

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, along with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, visited Qutb Shahi Tombs today and enquired about Architecture, Significance of the monuments as part of his two days visit to Hyderabad. He asked the Government and Aghakhan foundation to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to this spot as these structures do not…

The Walled City of Lahore: Protecting Heritage and History — By Zareen Muzaffar on The Diplomat com

After years of negligence, Lahore’s historic and cultural treasures are being rescued from further deterioration. After years of negligence and a lack of serious preservation efforts, the historic buildings and facades of Lahore’s old city are being rescued from further deterioration. The overall jurisdiction of the walled city includes various heritage and historical buildings, including…