Members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) were special guests at a reception and tour of the Aga Khan Museum’s collections.. There was also the viewing of a special exhibition, titled: “A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now”.
Among those welcoming CEMA’s members were:
• Arlene Madell – Head of Marketing and Communications
• Linda Milrod – Head of Exhibitions
• Amirali Alibhai – Head of Performing Arts.
In her address to the group, Madell said Toronto was chosen as the site for the museum because of our success in dealing with multiculturalism and diversity.
Madell also said that the purpose of the museum is to give us an appreciation of the Muslim world.
The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is a showcase of Islamic art, Iranian (Persian) art and Muslim culture. It is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.
The museum houses collections of Islamic art and heritage, including artifacts from the private collections of His Highness the Aga Khan, the Institute of Islamic Studies in London, and Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan — which showcase the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions of Muslim civilations.
The Aga Khan Museum, which opened on September 18, 2014, is located at: 77 Wynford Drive in Toronto.
For more information call: 416-646-4677; or check the Website at: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org.