Video: Alnoor Merchant discusses the Aga Khan Museum collection and Muslim patronage of the Arts

Alnoor Merchant Video

Alnoor Merchant, Head Librarian and Keeper of the Ismaili collections at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, visited several centres in the United States to talk about the origins of historic artefacts in the Aga Khan Museum collection. He also discussed the important role that patrons played in the history of Islamic Art.

On Monday, 15 February, Merchant addressed 175 students and faculty members at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He explained how the encouragement of artistic patronage has secured the continuity of Islamic Art over the span of 1 400 years.

Author: ismailimail

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