The abstract notion of light and the light of human creativity and openness were all sources of inspiration for the design of the Aga Khan Museum by the renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki.
A large permanent exhibition space will house art and artefacts acquired by His Highness the Aga Khan and his family and donated to the Museum.
Galleries Up to 200 pieces from the Museumís collection will be showcased in the permanent gallery that will combine state of the art display systems with innovative approaches to design and interpretation.
GalleriesMajor temporary exhibitions concerning the Islamic world will be presented in historic, geographic or thematic terms. These exhibitions will draw upon private collections and institutional holdings from all parts of the world.
Formal gardens five ponds The Museum will share the site with the Ismaili Centre, designed by Charles Correa, and will be surrounded by a ten-hectare landscaped park, designed by Vladimir Djurovic. Together they will constitute important landmarks and green space for the city of Toronto.
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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. Find out more