The Aga Khan Museum
Aga Khan Development Network

Featured Work of Art

Ceramic tile
Central Asia
32 x 32 cm

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About the Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum, due to open in 2014 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. It will also house the collections of the members of the family of the Aga Khan.

The Museum collection contains over one thousand artefacts and artworks and spans over one thousand years of history. The objects – in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, textile and carpet, glass and rock crystal objects, parchment and illustrated paintings on paper – present an overview of the artistic accomplishments of Muslim civilisations from the Iberian Peninsula to China.
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Collections & Research

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The Aga Khan Museum contains some of the most celebrated Islamic Art in the world.  Click here for a database that allows you to search through the collection for information on its contents.

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Museum & Exhibitions

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Art works from the Museum’s collection have been exhibited in a number of venues.  Click here for more information on past, present and future exhibitions, including access to catalogues of each event.
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Resources & Links

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Click here for related essays, news, links and other resources regarding the museum, exhibitions and Islamic art in general.
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