Aga Khan Trust for Culture
The Trust (AKTC) focuses on the physical, social, cultural and economic revitalisation of communities in the Muslim world. It includes the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, the Aga Khan Music Initiative, the on-line resource ArchNet.org and the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Museums unit coordinates the development of museum projects including the Aga Khan Museum in Canada. More
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One million dollars are shared among prize winners, as determined by the independent Master Jury. Half the prize money is a grant for promoting the replicable aspects of the design.
Many projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture have received heritage restoration awards, including 13 UNESCO awards for excellence in the rehabilitation of heritage.
Since its restoration by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the historic Bagh-e-Babur garden in Kabul has attracted over 3 million visitors.