Aga Khan Foundation Sponsors Sessions on Writing, Reading and Economics at Jaipur Literature Festival
19 January 2016 - As part of its joint commitment to reading, learning and the exchange of ideas, the Aga Khan Foundation supports the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival.
Master Jury Announced for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
06 January 2016 - The members of the 2016 Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced on 6 January 2016. The Jury, which independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects and, after rigorous on-site inspection of the shortlisted projects, select the winners.
University of Central Asia Launches New Cultural Heritage Publications on the Pamirs
20 November 2015 - UCA launched three new books, which focus on the history and cultures of the Pamir region of Tajikistan, including an Archaeological Map of the Eastern Pamirs by Mira Bubnova and two volumes in The Musical Arts of the Pamirs series by Nizom Nurdjanov, Fayzulla Karomatov and Bahriniso Kabilova.
Steering Committee for Aga Khan Award for Architecture's 13th Cycle Announced
16 October 2015 - The Aga Khan Award for Architecture today announced the members of the Steering Committee for the Thirteenth Award Cycle (2014 – 2016) on 16 October 2015. Established in 1977, the Award is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture.
Le Comité Directeur du treizième cycle du Prix Aga Khan d’Architecture est sélectionné
16 October 2016 - Le Prix Aga Khan d’Architecture a annoncé aujourd’hui les membres du Comité Directeur de son treizième Cycle (2014 – 2016).Instauré en 1977, le Prix Aga Khan d’Architecture est un prix triennal remis à des projets qui ont su établir de nouveaux standards d’excellence en architecture, aménagement urbain ou paysager, préservation de sites historiques.
AKTC Signs Agreement for further Collaboration on Regeneration of Penang's George Town World Heritage Site
16 October 2015 - Malaysia’s state of Penang, Think City SDN Berhad and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) signed a Management Collaboration Agreement that expands the scope of an existing partnership for the protection, development and enhancement of Penang’s historic George Town for another three years.
Discovery Documentary on Humayun's Tomb in Delhi to Be Aired in India Starting 27 July 2015
21 July 2015 - A new documentary, entitled "Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb", on the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's restoration of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, will be aired on the Discovery Channel in India starting on the 27th of July 2015.
Aga Khan Music Initiative Presents Kronos Quartet and Mali’s Trio Da Kali at Montreux Jazz Festival
10 July 2015 - The Aga Khan Music Initiative and the Montreux Jazz Festival again joined forces -- this time to present a musical collaboration between the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet and Mali’s Trio Da Kali.
Inauguration of the Ayyubid Wall and Tarabay al-Sherif Complex Projects in Cairo
18 June 2015 - The restoration of the Tarabay al-Sherif Complex and 1.5 kilometres of the historic Ayyubid wall were inaugurated on 16 June 2015 in Cairo by the Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, and Luis Monreal, General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
02 May 2015 - Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar, a district of Cairo, has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).
Batashewala Mughal Garden Complex in Delhi Restored
22 April 2015 - The restoration of the 11-acre “Batashewala complex” – undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India – was marked on the 18th of April.
La musique live s’épanouit au Parc National du Mali avec le soutien de L’Initiative Aga Khan pour la musique
20 April 2015 - L’Initiative Aga Khan pour la musique poursuit et développe son partenariat avec le Musée National du Mali. Dès le 2 avril 2015, une nouvelle activité pédagogique, les Jeudis Musicaux des Enfants (« Denmesenw foli ») voit le jour.
Aga Khan Receives India’s Padma Vibhushan Award
08 April 2015 - President Pranab Mukherjee of India awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India.
Aga Khan Foundation Partners with ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for 2015 Edition
21 January 2015 - As part of programmes to promote reading, education, development and pluralism in India, the Aga Khan Foundation will support several sessions at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival this week including a musical performance on opening night by the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative.
Architects, Urban Planners and Academics Gather in Pakistan to Discuss Aga Khan Award for Architecture
10 November 2014 - The Aga Khan Award for Architecture held a seminar and exhibition on tje "Architecture is Life" in collaboration with the Aga Khan University (AKU) today.
Aga Khan Museum Opens to Public with Inaugural Exhibitions and Performing Arts Programme
18 September 2014 - The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage, opened its doors to the public today. It also opened two temporary exhibitions open: The Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan and In Search of the Artist: Signed Drawings and Paintings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection. The Performing Arts programme begins on September 20th with Routes of Andalusia and on 21st with Qalandar: Mugham, Dastgah, and Maqam.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aga Khan Open the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum
12 September 2014 - Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan formally opened the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum today. The Aga Khan Museum is the first museum in North America dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilisations.
Aga Khan Museum in Toronto to Open on 18 September 2014
18 August 2014 - The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage, will open its doors to the public on the 18th of September.
New Aga Khan Music Initiative Project Brings Music from Syria and Iran to the United States
06 December 2013 - “Sound: the Encounter”, the Aga Khan Music Initiative’s latest addition to its international performance roster, begins a three-city United States tour on December 7 with a world debut concert at the Asia Society in New York City.
AKTC and Think City to Provide Assistance for Protection of George Town in Penang, Malaysia
21 November 2013 - The Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Think City signed an agreement to provide technical assistance for the protection of George Town, a World Heritage Site in Penang, Malaysia.
Humayun’s Tomb Restoration Inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister and Aga Khan
18 September 2013 - The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb was inaugurated on 18 September by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan. The once decaying structure is resplendent in its Mughal finery once again.
2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Recipients Announced
06 September 2013 - His Excellency Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, and His Highness the Aga Khan today presented the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture at the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon.
Aga Khan Music Initiative and Montreux Jazz Foundation 2 Launch Partnership with “New Sounds from Arab Lands”
03 July 2013 - The Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) and the Montreux Jazz Foundation 2 announced a new wide-reaching partnership that includes joint efforts to curate and present concerts, workshops, and master classes within the framework of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Le nouveau Zoo National du Mali a été inauguré après la réhabilitation par le Trust Aga Khan pour la culture
22 June 2013 - Le nouveau Zoo National du Mali a été inauguré aujourd’hui après 24 mois de travaux de réhabilitation et d’extension menés par le Trust Aga Khan pour la culture suite à un contrat de partenariat public-privé.
The Role of Culture in Development: The Aga Khan Speaks at UNESCO Conference in China
15 May 2013 - The Aga Khan today delivered the keynote address at a conference entitled "Culture: Key to Sustainable Development" organised by UNESCO and Government of China in Hangzhou, China.
20 Projects Shortlisted for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture
30 April 2013 - The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was announced today at the Palacio das Necessidades (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in Lisbon, Portugal. The 20 nominees for the US$ 1 million prize range from a modern high rise apartment block to the revival of traditional building techniques.
Aga Khan Music Initiative Presents “New Sounds from Arab Lands” in Europe and United States
06 February 2013 - Five eminent performer-composer-improvisers from Syria, Tunisia and Lebanon will tour Europe and the United States from 8 to 28 February 2013 in a tour supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative. The five musicians exemplify the rising generation of cosmopolitan Arab musicians who combine jazz, classical music, and the microtonal subtleties and myriad melodic modes of Arabic music.
Revitalisation to Begin on Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park in Hyderabad, India
10 January 2013 - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a ten-year, integrated conservation and landscape restoration project at the Quli Qutb Shah Tomb complex in Hyderabad was signed today by the Andhra Pradesh State Department of Archaeology and Museums, the Quli Qutb Shah Urban Development Authority and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Aga Khan Foundation.
Le Président Karzai et l’Aga Khan inaugurent
le mausolée de Timur Shah à Kaboul
19 October 2012 - Président Karzai et Son Altesse l’Aga Khan ont présidé aujourd’hui l’ouverture officielle du mausolée restauré de Timur Shah. Ce monument historique, qui s’était dégradé durant les décennies de guerre civile, a été restauré par le Trust Aga Khan pour la culture dans le cadre de son programme permanent de conservation du patrimoine culturel de l’Afghanistan.
Kabul’s Timur Shah Mausoleum Opened by President Karzai and the Aga Khan
19 October 2012 - President Karzai and the Aga Khan officially opened the restored mausoleum of Timur Shah on 19 October 2012. The historic monument, which had fallen into disrepair during decades of civil war, has been restored as part of an on-going programme undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to preserve the cultural heritage of Afghanistan.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Seminar in Tajikistan Explores Architecture in CIS Countries
16 October 2012 - Architecture in the CIS was the main focus of an Aga Khan Award for Architecture seminar held in Dushanbe,Tajikistan. Architects, officials and academics from CIS states joined Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in a public seminar on emerging issues of architecture in their respective countries. The seminar was attended by Tajik architects, architectural students and others interested in architecture and urban planning.
Council of Europe "Cultural Event" Label Awarded to the Aga Khan Music Initiative
23 August 2012 - The Council of Europe has awarded its "Cultural Event" label, or designation, to the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The Award was given in recognition of the series of master classes, presentations and concerts that the Music Initiative has offered through its “Performance, Creation and Outreach” programme.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Seminar on "Emerging Models of Planning Practices" in Singapore
20 July 2012 - City planners, academics and architects from around the world gathered at the Urban Redevelopment Centre in Singapore for a two-day Aga Khan Award for Architecture seminar on planning practices, 19-20 July 2012.
Aga Khan Music Initiative and Serious UK Bring Homayun Sakhi, Kronos Quartet and Bardic Divas to London Olympics Music Festival
19 July 2012 - Aga Khan Music Initiative collaborators Homayun Sakhi, the Kronos Quartet and the Bardic Divas will appear on the Asia Stage in Battersea Park on 21 July 2012 as part of the celebration of the 2012 London Olympics. In partnership with Serious UK.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Helps Launch Network for Architectural Education in Africa; Hosts Conferences in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire
22 June 2012 - During an Aga Khan Award for Architecture conference on the state of architecture in Africa from 3-6 June 2012, the ArchiAfrika Educational Network was launched. The Network connects professionals, scholars and others working on the African built environment.
Aga Khan Music Initiative and Smithsonian Folkways Release “Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route”
11 May 2012 - Smithsonian Folkways and the Aga Khan Music Initiative celebrate the tenth and final release of their award-winning "Music of Central Asia" series, a groundbreaking CD/DVD set entitled "Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route", on 29 May 2012.
Aga Khan Museum Collection on Display in Southeast Asia for the First Time
31 March 2012 - An exhibition of artefacts from the Aga Khan Museum collection opened in Kuala Lumpur today at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, marking the first time the collection is being shown in Southeast Asia. The exhibition, entitled "Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts", was inaugurated yesterday by Malaysia’s Culture Minister Dato Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim and His Highness the Aga Khan.
France Musique Prize 2012 for World Music Awarded to Aga Khan Music Initiative Artist Abduvali Abdurashidov
15 March 2012 - Tajik artist Abduvali Abdurashidov, a "tradition bearer" of the Aga Khan Music Initiative, was awarded the 2012 France Music World Music Prize at the international Babel Med Music forum in Marseille.
Steering Committee for Aga Khan Award's Twelfth Cycle Announced
16 February 2012 - The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced the members of the Steering Committee for the 12th Award cycle (2011 – 2013).
Aga Khan Music Initiative Launches University Residency Series 2012 in United States
08 February 2012 - The Aga Khan Music Initiative's 2012 University Residency Series, featuring the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Homayun Sakhi Trio and Kronos Quartet, will offer workshops, lecture-demos and concerts on college and university campuses across the United States.
"Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts" at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
07 December 2011 - A new selection of masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum collections will be on show at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, from 9 December 2011 to 26 February 2012.The exhibition is the first created from the Aga Khan Museum collections to centre on architecture in the Islamic arts.
His Highness the Aga Khan Receives ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
27 October 2011 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, received the 2011 Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development at the ULI's Annual Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo in Los Angeles.
Five Projects Receive 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; Oleg Grabar Receives Chairman’s Award
24 November 2010 - On 24 November 2010, in Doha, Qatar, five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art today. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser joined His Highness the Aga Khan in presiding over the ceremony.
Istanbul Opening for “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book and Calligraphy”
05 November 2010 - Following seven different exhibitions in Europe that have attracted over half a million visitors, a new selection of masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum will be on show at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum in Istanbul, from 5 November 2010 to 27 February 2011. The exhibition, which is sponsored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), has been organised in close cooperation with the host museum.
President Amadou Toumani Touré Opens Centre for Earthen Architecture in Mali
29 October 2010 - On 29 October 2010, President Amadou Toumani Touré of Mali officially opened the new Centre for Earthen Architecture in Mopti. The centre, located in the city’s Komoguel district, is the outcome of a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Culture, the municipality of Mopti and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
AKTC Receives UNESCO Award of Distinction for Community-based Restoration in Pakistan
07 October 2010 - Another Aga Khan Trust for Culture restoration project, the Gulabpur Khanqah in Shigar valley, Skardu, Baltistan, was recently awarded the has received the UNESCO 2010 Asia-Pacific Award of Distinction in Cultural Heritage. It is the ninth consecutive time that AKTC has received a UNESCO Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Award for its conservation efforts in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan province.
Fastest Growing City in Africa Gets 103-hectare Urban Park
22 September 2010 - President of Mali and Aga Khan Inaugurate National Park of Mali as part of events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Malian Independence.
Remix Asia: A Catalyst for New Music
28 October 2009 - What do nineteen musicians hailing from eight countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Eurasia have in common? That was the question that participants in Remix Asia strove to answer during an intensive, fortnight-long workshop and concert tour that ended in Aleppo, Syria on October 18.
Aga Khan Museum Collection in Berlin, 17 March to 6 June 2010, at the Martin-Gropius-Bau
16 March 2010 - Over two hundred masterpieces of the Muslim world, spanning over a thousand years of history, will be shown at the Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin from 17 March to 6 June 2010. The artworks form the core of the future Aga Khan Museum, due to open in 2013 in Toronto, Canada.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Master Jury for 2010
08 January 2010 - The members of the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which selects the recipients of the Award, were announced.
US$ 2.4 million Revitalisation of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town Completed
29 July 2009 - The US$ 2.4 million restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). The revitalisation project has transformed the heavily used park – one of the last open spaces in this densely populated World Heritage Site – and upgraded social and recreational amenities in the historic Park.
Exhibition from Aga Khan Museum Collection Inaugurated by King of Spain and Aga Khan in Madrid
04 June 2009 - His Majesty the King of Spain and His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurate Madrid exhibition: "The Islamic Worlds in the Aga Khan Museum Collection" at CaixaForum in Madrid.
Aga Khan Inaugurates Aleppo Citadel Project
28 August 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan today inaugurated the medieval citadel overlooking Syria's ancient city of Aleppo.
Aga Khan Development Network and Government of Syria Sign Agreements to Foster Social and Cultural Development
26 August 2008 - The Syrian Government and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today signed three landmark agreements designed to strengthen collaboration in the areas of microfinance, healthcare, and cultural tourism.
Music of Central Asia at the Louvre: Alim and Fargana Qasimov, Tengir-Too and The Academy of Maqam to Perform
31 March 2008 - Musicians from Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia will be performing at the Louvre Auditorium on the 5, 6 and 13th of April.
“Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum” Opens at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon
13 March 2008 - "The Path of Princes: Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum Collection" exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon was officially opened today by Emílio Rui Vilar, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Prince Amyn Aga Khan, who was representing his brother, His Highness the Aga Khan.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture Starts US$2.2 million Revitalisation of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town
18 January 2008 - Forodhani Park, the largest open space in Zanzibar's historic Stone Town (a World Heritage Site), will undergo a US$ 2.2 million restoration during 2008.
Two Major Landmarks Restored in Historic Cairo (Media Advisory)
26 October 2007 - In a ceremony here today, His Highness the Aga Khan, His Excellency Farouk Hosni, Egypt’s Minister of Culture, and His Excellency Dr. Abdel Azim Wazir, the Governor of Cairo, inaugurated the restoration and revitalisation of two historic complexes in the city’s Darb al-Ahmar district.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture Collaborates with the Louvre and Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris
17 October 2007 - The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is collaborating with the Louvre on two exhibitions of Islamic art in Paris, as well as with the Museum of Decorative Arts, also in Paris.
Spiritual Sounds of Central Asia: Nomads, Mystics and Troubadours
12 October 2007 - Seventeen musicians from Central Asia, a culturally dynamic and rapidly changing region, will share their mastery of traditions at once ancient and contemporary in an 11-city North American tour beginning on October 12th.
Cairo Governorate and Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Public-Private Partnership for Historic Cairo Revitalisation Projects
17 July 2007 - Cairo’s Governor, H.E. Dr. Abdel Azim Wazir, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s General Manager, Mr. Luis Monreal, today signed an historic Public-Private Partnership (PPP) linking Al-Azhar Park, a future “Urban Plaza” project at the northern end of the Park, and ongoing work by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Darb al-Ahmar.
Spirit & Life: Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum Collection
14 July 2007 - Unseen masterpieces of Islamic art revealed in London for the first time, from 14 July to 31 August 2007.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Public-Private Partnership for Regeneration of Humayun’s Tomb-Nizamuddin Basti-Sundar Nursery Area
11 July 2007 - An agreement on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the revitalisation of the Nizamuddin district of India’s capital was signed today.
Lahore Walled City Project to Benefit from a Public-Private Partnership between Government of Punjab and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
02 July 2007 - The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) joined the Government of the Punjab and the World Bank today in support of a project for the regeneration, renewal, and conservation of Lahore’s Walled City.
Sacred Art and Music of the Muslim World in Parma, Italy
30 March 2007 - Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Teatro Regio di Parma and Parma Capitale della Musica Present Five Concerts of Traditional Central Asian Music and an Exhibition of Masterpieces of Art from the Aga Khan Museum Collections.
Shigar Fort Awarded Top Prize in the 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards
01 September 2006 - The UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific announced today that Shigar Fort Palace has been honoured with the Award of Excellence in the 2006 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.
Restoration of Mopti’s Great Mosque Completed
19 June 2006 - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) handed over the keys of the Great Mosque of Mopti in a ceremony attended by His Excellency Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali’s Minister of Culture, regional and local representatives of Mopti, members of the Mosque Committee and all the specialist professionals involved in the restoration of the building.
His Highness the Aga Khan and President Bashar al Assad Meet to Discuss Development Opportunities in Syria
19 June 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan met with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and senior government officials to discuss ongoing and future collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in the areas of education, microfinance, tourism, culture and health.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the National Museum of Mali sign a Collaboration Agreement
07 June 2006 - Today a Collaboration Agreement was signed by the director of the National Museum of Mali, Samuel Sidibé, and the director general of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), Luis Monreal.
Inaugural Concert of Central Asian Music Delights Washington
15 March 2006 - Dignitaries from Washington’s political, diplomatic, legal and cultural fields today joined His Highness the Aga Khan at the inaugural concert of Via Kabul.
Aga Khan Accepts Royal Toledo Foundation Award for Work in Revitalising Historic Cities of the Islamic World
02 March 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan today accepted an award from the Royal Toledo Foundation (Real Fundación de Toledo) for work in the preservation and revitalisation of historic cities in the Islamic world. His Majesty Juan Carlos I, Patron of the Foundation, made the formal presentation of the Award.
The Stans Revealed Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders
02 March 2006 - The arrival of the March 2006 USA tour of Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders in Washington and New York should change perceptions of one of the least known places on the planet.
Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia: March 2006 USA Tour of Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders
01 March 2006 - The March 2006 USA tour of Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders — presented and curated by the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia — features three groups of performers: Tengir-Too, from Kyrgyzstan, The Academy of Shashmaqâm, from Tajikistan, and Homayun Sakhi and Taryalai Hashimi, from Afghanistan (via California).
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Project Eligibility Criteria for the Tenth Cycle and Appoints New Steering Committee
28 November 2005 - The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is pleased to announce the Tenth Award Cycle, which will span the three-year period from 2005 to 2007
Renovation of Mopti Mosque by Aga Khan Trust for Culture Completes First Phase
01 August 2005 - During his recent visit to Mali, the Aga Khan reviewed restoration efforts undertaken on Mopti’s Grand Mosque by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).
Shigar Fort: A New Model of Conservation Combines Economic and Cultural Objectives
23 May 2005 - The inauguration of the restoration of Shigar Fort in Baltistan, Pakistan, scheduled for the 30th of May, has been postponed due to weather
Aga Khan and Madame Mubarak inaugurate Cairo's Al-Azhar Park
25 March 2005 - Her Excellency Madame Suzanne Mubarak today inaugurated the 30-hectare (74-acre) Al Azhar Park in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.
Aga Khan Creates New 30-hectare Park in Historic Cairo (Media Advisory)
01 February 2005 - The creation of the 30-hectare (74-acre) Al-Azhar park, undertaken in the historic district of Cairo by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, is proving to be a catalyst for urban renewal in one of the most congested cities in the world.
Aga Khan receives 2005 Vincent Scully Prize
26 January 2005 - Recognition for bridging the gap of understanding between Western and Islamic Cultures.
40 Central Asian Musicians and Dancers on Tour in Europe
24 August 2004 - Beginning 25 September, 40 musicians and dancers from Central Asia will start a five-week-long tour of Europe.
Resurgence of Mostar’s Historic City Centre: New Agency for Conservation and Development to Build on Completed Projects (Media Advisory)
23 July 2004 - In tandem with the opening of Mostar’s reconstructed Old Bridge, city officials and representatives of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) will inaugurate a wide range of projects that include urban planning, the restoration of monuments, the improvement of historic houses and streetscape enhancements.
Aga Khan Announces First Ismaili Centre in Middle East
13 December 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the first Ismaili Centre to be built in the Middle East.
Aga Khan Urges Rediscovery of Timbuktu and Djenne
10 October 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan today retraced the footsteps of scholars and merchants whose journeys across the Sahara once helped establish a major cultural and commercial crossroads in this medieval city.
Aga Khan Announces First Ismaili Centre in Central Asia
30 August 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan today launched a landmark cultural centre here marking a milestone in the 1300 year history of the Ismaili Muslim community in Central Asia.
Culture as a Catalyst for Development in Syria
26 June 2003 - A model of revitalisation, the Souq al Saghir project in Masyaf was inaugurated on June 26th 2003 under the patronage of the Governor of the Hama Province.
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Perform in Central Asia in Collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative
02 May 2003 - Following critically acclaimed concerts in North America and Europe, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble brought their unique fusion of ancient Silk Road traditions and western classical music to the heart of the Silk Road: in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Aga Khan Speaks of Tolerance and Shared Heritage
15 April 2003 - Evokes Iraq and Afghanistan at inauguration of Humayun's Tomb Gardens.
Aga Khan and Tajik and Afghan Leaders Open Bridge into Afghanistan
03 November 2002 - Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmonov, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and Afghanistan’s Vice-President Hedayat Amin Arsala today inaugurated the first of a series of bridges across the Pyanj River that will consolidate permanent overland links between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
Aga Khan to Establish Major Academic and Cultural Center and Museum in Canada
08 October 2002 - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today announced its intention to establish in Toronto a museum housing exceptional collections of Islamic art and heritage as well as a unique academic and cultural center focused on the study and practice of human pluralism.
Aga Khan and Presidents of MIT and Harvard Lay Foundations for an Architecture of Understanding
27 September 2002 - While the world remains focused on conflict and destruction amidst Muslim societies, a collaborative venture in technology shows how the East and the West can together construct a world that recognises shared heritage.
Aga Khan and Zanzibar Government Agree on Seafront Initiative
19 July 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Zanzibar’s Chief Minister Shamsi Vuai Nahodha today signed an Agreement of Co-operation to initiate a comprehensive urban rehabilitation proposal for the Seafront Area of Zanzibar’s Stone Town.
Aga Khan and Colin Powell Open Silk Road Festival in Washington
25 June 2002 - "A search for new forces of stability," was how His Highness the Aga Khan today described one of the pressing needs of the moment in Central Asia.
Minister of Culture Roseta and First Lady Maria Jose Ritta Join Begum Aga Khan at Concert and Exhibition
05 June 2002 - The Minister of Culture, Dr. Pedro Roseta and the First Lady, Maria Jose Ritta were amongst the distinguished guests who last night joined Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan at a concert and exhibition from Tajikistan at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
“Paradise Garden” Restoration to Revitalise Kabul
02 May 2002 - The Government of Afghanistan and the Municipality of Kabul today confirmed that the Aga Khan Trust for Culture will lead a project to enable reutilisation of the historic Bagh-e-Babur garden as a major public open space and also to rehabilitate neighbourhood residential dwellings and public sanitation facilities.
Sweden and Aga Khan Trust for Culture Reach Agreement on Second-Phase Funding for Rehabilitation of Zanzibar’s Stone Town
11 December 2001 - The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) announced the conclusion of an agreement for a second phase of funding for the Community-Based Rehabilitation Programme in Zanzibar Stone Town.
Aga Khan Calls for Freedom in the Civilisation Debate
06 November 2001 - Model proposed for analysing challenges facing Islam.
Yo-Yo Ma Performs on the Silk Road for Aga Khan Award
06 November 2001 - First Performance of Ensemble in one of the oldest cities on the Silk Road. World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble gave a special performance on the occasion of the presentation ceremony of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
World Premiere of Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Introduces Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia
25 August 2001 - At the first of a hallmark series of festivals to be held in Asia, Europe and North America, the renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma led a distinguished international group of musicians, artists and scholars from the Silk Road Project last night in introducing European audiences to a major element of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia.
Aga Khan Outlines Expanded Development Initiatives for Tanzania
17 August 2001 - Yesterday, Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa and the Aga Khan signed an Agreement of Co-operation for Development that further enhances the collaboration between the AKDN and Tanzania by permitting the Network to formalise the establishment of a mission in the country and facilitate the optimal utilisation of resources for the Network's development objectives.
Aga Khan Welcomes The Sorbonne's New Series on Islam
03 December 1999 - The inaugural volume, "L'Egypte Fatimide: son art et son histoire" is launched at the Institut du Monde Arabe.
Arab Architects Ask if Environments Will Change Society or Vice Versa
26 November 1999 - Planners, architects and educators from across the Middle East who design challenged each other over a 3-day symposium organized by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in collaboration with the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architects, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon.
Aga Khan Speaks at World Bank on Human Capital and the Global Information Infrastructure
10 November 1999 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims today addressed industry leaders, government officials and development executives from around the world at the World Bank on applying information technology to the problems of human capital and development needs.
President Mubarak and Aga Khan Discuss Cairo Projects
04 May 1999 - President Hosni Mubarak today discussed with His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, an integrated plan for development of Cairo's largest park, and innovative cultural restoration and economic revitalisation projects being undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in the capital's historic old city.
His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
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