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Toronto - Wynford Park

Album for Wynford Park, housing the Toronto High Profile Jamatkhana and Aga Khan Museum.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan attended the Lapis Ball at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto 2023-09-27

Prince Amyn Aga Khan attended the Lapis Ball at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto   2023-09-27

2023, September 27: Prince Amyn Aga Khan met Elizabeth Dowdeswell on Wednesday. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell is the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. As the representative of His Majesty The King, Ms. Dowdeswell carries out constitutional and ceremonial duties and facilitates healthy citizen and community engagement. In the past, The Lieutenant Governor has addressed the opening the Aga Khan Museum’s exhibition, The World of the Fatimids. Her Honour is honorary patron of the museum.

Prince Amyn was at the Aga Khan Museum for the naming of the Nanji Family Foundation Auditorium

Prince Amyn was at the Aga Khan Museum for the naming of the Nanji Family Foundation Auditorium

2023, June 09 at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto: Prince Amyn Aga Khan who arrived yesterday in Toronto spent the day at the AKM. The Auditorium has been renamed the Nanji Family Foundation Auditorium following an important donation by Pyarali Nanji family. Pyarali Nanji was Mukhi in Montreal at the time of the establishment of the present HQ Jamatkhana and is well know for his long standing philanthropy both in the community and in the society at large.

BMO partners with the Aga Khan Museum to provide barrier-free access to the arts 2023-04-26

Enjoy free admission every Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Presented by BMO Financial Group. (Photo: Connie Tsang)

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BMO today reaffirmed its commitment to supporting arts and culture in the community with new funding support to provide free admission to the Aga Khan Museum every Wednesday evening from 4–8 pm. BMO Free Wednesdays provides the community with barrier-free access to arts and culture, allowing the Museum to further expand its ability to provide a truly inclusive environment for all.

A Note of Appreciation and Well Wishes from Prince Amyn Mohammed 1983-10-28

A Note of Appreciation and Well Wishes from Prince Amyn Aga Khan

9 April 2020

Dear Staff and Volunteers,

A Note of Appreciation and Well Wishes

When we opened Don’t Ask Me Where I Am From one month ago, I did not realize how quickly
the measures for containing COVID-19 would come into place and how soon, thereafter, the
Museum would have to close to the public. I feel great sadness that we have had to close after
five and half years of continuous and I believe successful operations. My hope is that this crisis
will pass swiftly.

Our priority at this moment is to contain the virus, and keeping the Museum closed is part of this

Groundbreaking Aga Khan exhibit shows how Africa shaped world history

Henry Kim with Prince Amyn Aga Khan   2018-11-22

African stories often left out of western textbooks, writes Henry Kim

The wealthiest person of all time may have been Mansa Musa, the 14th-century ruler of the West African Empire of Mali.

His riches were so famed that a European world map featured a portrait of him, adorned with a golden crown and holding a sceptre and golden ball.

According to accounts, when Mansa Musa made the Hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca he brought with him 8,000 courtiers, 12,000 slaves, and 100 camels, each carrying up to 300 pounds of gold.



The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto turns five-years of age on September 12, 2019

Aga Khan Museum exhibition celebrates 50th anniversary of first human steps on the moon 2019-02-14

The moon, painting from a Falnama (Book of Omens), India, second half of the 16th century CE. Ink, opaque watercolours, and gold
Cision PR Newswire

he Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores wonder, knowledge, and beauty inspired by the moon through the ages

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20, 1969, was a transformative event for humanity, yet the moon has captivated cultures since the dawn of civilization. The Moon: A Voyage Through Time is a major new exhibition opening March 9 at the Aga Khan Museum. It pays tribute to our timeless fascination with the moon by exploring how it has inspired spiritual growth, scientific discovery, and artistic creativity.

Hazar Imam grants Deedar to Jamat at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto 2016-05-18

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Hazar Imam walked over to where many Jamati members were waiting patiently outside the Aga Khan Museum in the afternoon of Wednesday May 18, 2016. The Ismailis there were showered with Noorani and Zaheri Didar of the Holy Imam.

Prince Amyn also accompanied Hazar Imam during this mulaqat with the Jamat

Prince Amyn arrives in Toronto to attend Lapis Gala at Aga Khan Museum 2018-09-21

Prince Amyn Aga Khan at AKM in Toronto 2018-09-21

Prince Amyn Muhammad arrived today Friday September 21, 2018 to attend the Lapis Gala event at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Aga Khan museum holds rare Fatimids exhibition 2018-03-15

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada  2014-09-12

The first of its kind exhibition has been opened at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

The exhibition is about the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shia Islamic caliphate descended from Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Fatima.

The display, which runs until July 2, consists of luminous ceramics, intricate carvings shaped from rock crystals, and artefacts decorated with Kufic calligraphy and embellished with vines and leaves.

It is intended to showcase the life, times and the cultural expressions of the Fatimids.

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Prince Amyn Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto 2014-09-12

Prime Minister Harper,
Your Highness, my brother,
Madame Clarkson,
Ms Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages,
Honourable Ministers,
Chancelier de Broglie,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Egyptian antiquities ministry to sign MoU with AKTC in archaeology, museology fields 2016-10-02

Al Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt 2016-10-01

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities will sign on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in order to broaden institutional engagement through cultural joint ventures and exchange programmes and activities in the field of museums and archaeology.

Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Amin said that the MoU aims to develop joint ventures in the fields of conservation, museum programmes, archaeological research and exhibitions.

Introductory Remarks by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Annual Pluralism Event at the Aga Khan Museum 2015-05-28


Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015
Introductory Remarks
His Highness the Aga Khan
Toronto, Canada – May 28, 2015

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Chers amis, permettez moi de vous souhaiter la bienvenue à la quatrième Conférence annuelle
sur le pluralisme que nous avons le plaisir d’organiser pour la première fois au Musée Aga Khan
de Toronto. Ces conférences offrent une plateforme unique pour le dialogue international et

Rethinking ‘Islamic Art’ 2015-01-13

Aga Khan Museum
Wall Street Journal

For seven years, exhibitions in Asia and Europe have showcased treasures owned by the Aga Khan, the spiritual head of an estimated 10 million to 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims world-wide.

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