Aga Khan Museum (AKM) Toronto

Aga Khan Museum (AKM) TorontoThe Aga Khan Museum, due to open in 2013 in Toronto, Canada, will be dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and display of artefacts – from various periods and geographies – relating to the intellectual, cultural, artistic and religious heritage of Islamic communities.

Planned as a venue for large international exhibitions, the 10,000 square meter building designed by the Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki will house its permanent collection as well as major temporary exhibitions. Surrounded by a large landscaped park, the Museum will provide a forum for permanent exchanges between the Islamic and Western worlds. It will also be a major centre for education and research and for the discovery of the musical heritage of the Islamic world.


Author: ismailimail

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

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  1. Toronto, as a city is extremely fortunate to have such an architectural marvel that will serve as a domain from where the knowledge, inquiry, research and preservation of historical assets will spread. It will serve as a nucleus and provide the radiating illumination of the light that will transcend across cultures, ethnicity, histrical backgrounds, boundries & generations to come. Toronto will become a Dar-ul-Ilm, the city of knowledge, of the western hemmisphere.


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