“What are art and culture? How can they enhance the quality of life and make lives better?”
These were some of the questions answered by director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, Dr Henry Kim, during his talk at the Aga Khan University’s Special Lecture Series on Thursday.
While introducing Dr Kim, director of the State Bank Museum and Art Gallery, Dr Asma Ibrahim said that he is a historian and classical archaeologist by training, who joined the Aga Khan Museum from the University of Oxford where he taught, curated collections and managed capital projects at the Ashmolean Museum from 1994 to 2012.
Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he served as curator of Greek coins and university lecturer in Greek numismatics at the University of Oxford.
The Aga Khan Museum offers visitors a window into worlds unknown or unfamiliar: the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilisations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China. Its mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage.