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  • The new exhibition from the Aga Khan Museum collection titled “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum : Architecture in the Islamic World” in the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.
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"Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum" exhibition opens in Singapore

Singapore, 18 July 2012 - Opening of “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in the Islamic World” by Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, and Prince Amyn Aga Khan, at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. The exhibition will run from 19 July to 28 October 2012.

The exhibition, which follows the theme of similar exhibitions staged in St. Petersburg and Kuala Lumpur, nevertheless frames the paintings and objects related to architecture in innovative ways, including five-metre-high reproductions of details from miniatures, an iPad-driven interactive display that allows visitors to create geometric artworks typical of Islamic art, and a 15th / 16th century muqarnas mounted over a mirror that enables viewers to examine the architectural element in a new way.