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Re-Imaging Art In The Pandemic - The Aga Khan Museum Provides Sanctuary Virtually

5 August 2020

As Museums and galleries re-open following the period of lock down, how do they adapt to the global population's experience of the pandemic? Social distancing does not just refer to physical distancing but has also manifests in greater feelings of emotional isolation. The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, has re-imagined its programmes for the remainder of the year embarking on 'Rebuild 2020'. The Aga Khan Museum also launched a new exhibition in March 2020, Sanctuary, an exhibition showcasing immigrants' experience using rugs as a medium to share narratives to demonstrate stories, histories, place, and purpose. The exhibition comprises the work of thirty-six artists from twenty-two countries creating rug designs.