Toledo Spain Welcomes “Geographies of Islam” Aga Khan Museum

As reported earlier, Aga Khan Museum entitled “Geographies of Islam” opens today in Toledo Spain. Here are few of the media reports in Spanish.

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Tarpey Rock opens the show at the Museum of Aga Khan

10 October 2008
ABC

EFETOLEDO. The Royal Foundation of Toledo welcomes yesterday from an anthology exhibition of collections of Islamic art that will form the future of the Aga Khan Museum, which will open in the

EFE

TOLEDO. The Royal Foundation of Toledo welcomes yesterday from an anthology exhibition of collections of Islamic art that will form the future of the Aga Khan Museum, which opened in the Canadian city of Toronto in 2011, designed as the first museum dedicated to the cultures Muslim in America.

This was explained yesterday during the inauguration of the sample the director general of The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Luis Monreal, who stressed that quoted the Museum seeks to contribute to the knowledge of Islamic culture in America, as the clash of civilizations between East and West is nothing more than “mutual ignorance”, is “the clash of ignorance ‘.

According to Monreal, art is “one of the ways that speak more directly to the emotional intelligence of the people” and, hence, the idea of making this museum dedicated to a culture of “a spirituality can be as deep as the Christian” .

The 28 pieces will be displayed at the Rock of Tallerón Tarpey of the Royal Foundation until next January VIII dating from the nineteenth century, come from countries such as China, Afghanistan, Mauritania, Egypt, Iran and even the Iberian Peninsula, ranging from folios and Koranic manuscripts, pottery jars, bronze incense burners or an astrolabe, attributed to the astronomer Azarquiel Toledo, the fifteenth century, or a chandelier Umayyad, the tenth century, also from Spain.

Only in Toledo

The president of the Royal Foundation of Toledo, Gregorio Maranon and Bertran de Lis, thanked The Aga Khan Trust for Culture assignment of these pieces, which is the first time traveling to Spain and that is only going to be able to cover in the city Spanish, from where they depart to Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The exhibit has gone before by Parma, London, the Louvre in Paris and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, although with some variations in the exhibits, as explained by the head of the Royal Foundation.

Marañón recalled that the Aga Khan Foundation for Culture, which has ceded the pieces to make this exhibition possible, to which he referred to as “the most important initiative in recent centuries in the area of recovery of the past Islamic ‘was rewarded in 2006 by the Royal Foundation of Toledo for his Historic Cities Program.

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Toledo welcomes today from small sample of what will be the Aga Khan Museum Toronto

9 October 2008

Agencia EFE – Tourism Service

Toledo, Oct. 9 (EFE) .- The Royal Foundation of Toledo welcomes today from an anthology exhibition of collections of Islamic art that will form the future of the Aga Khan Museum, which opened in the Canadian city of Toronto in 2011 designed as the first museum dedicated to Muslim cultures in North America.

This was explained today at the opening of the show the director general of The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Luis Monreal, who has stressed that this museum seeks to contribute to knowledge of Islamic culture in America, as the clash of civilizations between East and West is nothing more than “mutual ignorance”, is “the clash of ignorance”.

According to Monreal, art is “one of the ways that speak more directly to the emotional intelligence of the people” and, hence, the idea of making this museum dedicated to a culture of “a spirituality can be as deep as the Christian” .

The 28 pieces will be displayed at the Rock of Tallerón Tarpey of the Royal Foundation until next January VIII dating from the nineteenth century, come from countries such as China, Afghanistan, Mauritania, Egypt, Iran and even the Iberian Peninsula, ranging from folios and Koranic manuscripts, pottery jars, bronze incense burners or an astrolabe, attributed to the astronomer Azarquiel Toledo, the fifteenth century, or a chandelier Umayyad, the tenth century, also from Spain.

The president of the Royal Foundation of Toledo, Gregorio Maranon and Bertran de Lis, thanked The Aga Khan Trust for Culture assignment of these pieces, which is the first time traveling to Spain and that is only going to be able to cover in the Spanish town, from where they will depart for Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The exhibit has gone before by Parma, London, the Louvre in Paris and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, although with some variations in the exhibits, as explained in charge of the Royal Foundation of Toledo.

Marañón recalled that the Aga Khan Foundation for Culture has transferred the pieces to make this exhibition possible, to which he referred to as “the most important initiative in recent centuries in the area of recovery of the Islamic past,” was rewarded in 2006 by the Royal Foundation of Toledo for his Historic Cities Program.

He remembered the words and shared that, to collect the prize, delivered his driver, Prince Aga Khan, who said that “Toledo has managed to preserve the legacy and the glorious intellectual adventure that Arabs, Christians and Jews knew how to create, from his personality , “And that resulted in” prosperity, harmony, scientific, philosophical knowledge and artistic creativity. ”

This same philosophy, has stressed Maranon, which is chaired today the opening of the exhibition “Geographies of Islam. Works of Islamic Art Museum Aga Khan,” which, according to Luis Monreal, shows not only the diversity of Islam, but its breadth timeline.

At the opening ceremony were attended by, among other personalities, the Minister of Culture of Castilla-La Mancha, Soledad Herrero, the president of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences History of Toledo, Ramon Gonsalvez, and vice and deputy mayor of Toledo, Angel Felpeto and Aurelio San Emeterio, respectively.

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CASTILLA-LA MANCHA. Culture describes as “extraordinary” exposure “Geographies of Islam” opened at the Royal Foundation of T

9 October 2008

Europa Press – National Service

TOLEDO, 9 (EUROPA PRESS)

Councilor for Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts, Soledad Herrero, said today that the exhibition “Geographies of Islam: Works from the Museum of Islamic Art Aga Khan” was inaugurated at the Royal Foundation of Toledo, is an “extraordinary” to close the European Year Intercultural Dialogue, alo adding that “knowledge creates understanding between peoples.”

Accompanied by the chairman of the same, Gregorio Maranon, the minister moved his gratitude because “all citizens have the opportunity to see these extraordinary pieces of Islamic art, which at times is quite unknown,” the Board in a press release.

About the distance between peoples, the minister appealed for dialogue and common understanding, as “ignorance creates misunderstandings and conflicts”, so called for “having this dialogue so extraordinary that promotes the Alliance of Civilizations” He said.

Meanwhile, Toledo announced that it will host next December the second edition of the Festival on both sides, which through the performing arts, promote dialogue between cultures, the encounter and friendship between Spain and Morocco, thanks to the close collaboration that the Ministry and the International Theater Institute of the Mediterranean.

At the opening of “Geographies of Islam,” also attended by the director general of the Aga Khan Foundation, Luis Monreal, who acknowledged the “great privilege” of power open in Toledo this sample, which he described as one of the most important collections of Islamic art in the world. THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY

This exhibition, which will remain open until the next November 1, is composed of parts of the nineteenth century VIII and offers a good example of the artistic achievements of Islamic civilization from Spain to China.

Before arriving in Toledo, was exhibited in prominent museums of European cities as Parma, London, Paris and Lisbon. Subsequently will travel to Berlin and the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), ending their journey in 2011, where he was installed as a permanent exhibit in the new Aga Khan museum being built in Toronto.

Among the pieces that can be observed, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the astrolabe of the fourteenth century with inscriptions in Latin, Arabic and Hebrew, and who possibly was manufactured in Toledo. It also can be miniatures of Yemen and Afghanistan, manuscripts from Iran and Samarkand, ceramics from Syria and Egypt, Tunisia and Indonesia Korans, and silks from Turkey and Mongolia.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

2 thoughts

  1. Je trouve extraordinaire cette initiative du Prince Aga Kan car c’est par l’information que l’on rapproche les intelligences.Felicitations .

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