Aga Khan Museum Treasures in Singapore
Featuring the artistic and architectural past of Islam, this exhibition aims to foster better understanding between the world’s communities.
Hundreds of Islamic artworks and artefacts from the Aga Khan Museum will appear in a special exhibit at the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore from July 19th to October 28th. The exhibition will explore the diverse artistic traditions of Islamic architecture from Iran, India, Turkey, Syria, Spain and Egypt. The artefacts come in various mediums, from metals and wood to pottery and textiles, representing over one thousand years of artistic production.
This exhibition, which is sponsored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, is part of a series of exhibitions organised since 2007 and featuring selections from the museum’s collection.
Prior to Singapore, the exhibition was featured in major cities around the world including London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and Kuala Lumpur.
Aga Khan Museum
The Aga Khan Museum is scheduled to open in 2013 in Toronto, Canada. The museum will house significant objects relating to the intellectual, cultural, artistic and religious heritage of Islamic communities.
The Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum exhibition series is part of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s aim of highlighting the contributions of the Muslim world to global cultural heritage. The Aga Khan Museum and The Aga Khan Trust for Culture are founded and chaired by Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, or usually referred to as the Aga Khan. His Highness the Aga Khan is the current Imam of Ismailism, a denomination within the Shia Islam community.
The Asian Civilizations Museum is currently hosting another Islamic art exhibition, Islamic Arts from Southeast Asia: Highlights of the Asian Civilisations Museum. For more information on both events, visit the Asian Civilizations Museum website.
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