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
Areas of Activity
6,000 school-going students trained in traditional music by the Aga Khan Music Initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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.
116 projects have received the award over the last 40 years, often anticipating innovations, such as green buildings, or reflecting architectural discourse, such as a return to human scale.