Exhibitions - Aga Khan Museum
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Museum & Exhibitions

The Aga Khan Museum will be open to the public on 18 September 2014 in Toronto, Canada. 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.

For more information, including up to date information on artefacts in the Museum's collection, please see the Museum website:https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/

 

 

Kuala Lumpur Exhibition
From 19 July to 28 October, the Aga Khan Museum Collection was exhibited at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.
"Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts", Singapore,
ran from 19 July to 28 October at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. The exhibition, which follows the theme of similar exhibitions staged in St. Petersburg and Kuala Lumpur, nevertheless framed 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. For more information and photos, please see the press release and the Asian Civilisations Museum website.

Kuala Lumpur Exhibition
From 30 March until 29 June 2012, the Aga Khan Museum Collection was exhibited at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts", Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a travelling exhibition of objects and art from the Aga Khan Museum collections, ran from 30th March to 29th June 2012 at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition was divided into six sections: “Sacred Typographies”, which explores the sites and monuments of Islamic pilgrimage through paintings and drawings; “Religious and Funerary Architecture”, which examines mosques and commemorative shrines; “The Fortress and the City”, which encompasses forts and fortified towns; “The Palace”, which looks at the residences of royal families; “Gardens, Pavilions and Tents”, which discusses the arts of shelter; and “Architecture and the Written Word”, which focuses on architectural spaces contained in miniature painting. For more information and photos, please see the press release and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia website.

Istanbul Exhibition"Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts", The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
From November 2011 until February 2012, items from the Aga Khan Museum Collection were shown at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The theme was "Architecture and its Representations in Islamic Arts". The State Hermitage Museum includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material. For more information and photos please see the press release and the State Hermitage Museum, please see their website.

Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum"Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book and Calligraphy" at the Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
The ninth exhibition of artworks from the AKM collection was opened at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul on 9 November 2010 and closed on 27 February 2011.
Find out more on the exhibition  |  Catalogue in English  |   Press release  |  Photos

Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Masterpieces of Islamic ArtSchätze des Aga Khan Museum. Meisterwerke der islamischen Kunst (Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum. Masterpieces of Islamic Art)
Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Masterpieces of Islamic Art, ran from 17 March 2010 until 6 June 2010 at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.  The exhibition was opened by Federal President Köhler of the Federal Republic of Germany  on 16 March 2010.  As it is the last presentation of the collection in Western Europe before the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, the exhibition is drawing crowds and significant interest from the press. For more information, please see the press release, photos, Catalogue in English, catalogue in German and the Berlin Feltspiele site.

Los Mundos del Islam en las colecciones del Aga Khan MuseumLos Mundos del Islam en las colecciones del Aga Khan Museum
CaixaForum - Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
From 5 June to 6 September 2009 (Madrid) and 1 October 2009 to 17 January 2010 (Barcelona)
Find out more on the exhibition  |  Download catalogue (PDF): English, Spanish

Geographies of IslamGeographies of Islam
The Real Fundación - Toledo, Spain
From 9 October 2008 to 17 January 2009
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The Path of PrincesThe Path of Princes
The Gulbenkian Museum - Lisbon, Portugal
From 14 March 2008 to 26 July 2008
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Chefs-doeuvre Islamiques de lAga Khan MuseumChefs-d'oeuvre Islamiques de l'Aga Khan Museum
The Louvre - Paris, France
From 5 October 2007 to 7 January 2008
Find out more on the exhibition  |  Download catalogue (French, PDF)

Spirit and LifeSpirit and Life
The Ismaili Centre - London, United Kingdom
From 14 July 2007 to 31 August 2007
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Splendori a CorteSplendori a Corte
Parma, Italy
From 31 March 2007 to 6 June 2007
Find out more on the exhibition  |  Download catalogue (Italian, PDF)