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It is dedicated to the collection, research, preservation and display of works of art, objects and artefacts of artistic, cultural and historical significance from various periods and geographic areas of the Muslim world.The Aga Khan Museum’s educational and cultural mission is to provide visitors with an understanding of the artistic, intellectual, scientific and religious heritage of communities, both Muslim and non- Muslim.
The Aga Khan Museum will have a programme • of activities with a strong educational impact, aimed at both general and specialized audiences.Major temporary exhibitions concerning the Islamic world will be presented in historic, geographic or thematic terms.These exhibitions will draw upon private collections and institutional holdings from all parts of the world.Smaller exhibitions on specific artists and topics will also be hosted in the temporary exhibition space.It will present and host exhibitions, music and theatre, films, lectures and cultural activities that will emphasize the plurality of creative expressions inspired by the world of Islam.It will encourage an appreciation of the shared legacies of world civilizations and act as catalysts for better understanding and mutual respect.
• A large permanent exhibition space will house art and artefacts acquired by His Highness the Aga Khan and his family and donated to the Museum.
Up to 200 pieces from the Museum’s collection will be showcased in the permanent gallery that will combine state of the art display systems with innovative approaches to design and interpretation.
Muslim societies comprise a quarter of the world’s population, yet there is limited knowledge of the people and their faith in the West.
This considerable lack of understanding spans all aspects of the peoples of Islam: their pluralism, the diversity of their interpretations of the Qur’anic faith, the chronological and geographical extent of their history and culture, as well as their ethnic, linguistic and social diversity.
His Highness the Aga Khan has taken the initiative to create a museum of Muslim culture: the Aga Khan Museum, in Toronto, Canada.
Due to open in 2013, the Museum will be established as a permanent institution with an international scope and mission.