About the Museum


Interior View, Aga Khan Museum
Janet Kimber

Interior View, Aga Khan Museum

Exterior View, Aga Khan Museum
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Exterior View, Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum 2014 September
Interior View, Aga Khan Museum
Janet Kimber

Interior View, Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum offers new perspectives on and insights into Islamic civilisations and the cultural threads that weave through greater human history. Designed by Fumihiko Maki, the building's contemporary design focuses on light but incorporates historical Islamic references. The Museum's collection spans the 8th to the 21st century, including renowned manuscripts, drawings, paintings, decorated ceramics, metalwork and architectural ornamentation from Spain to Southeast Asia. The Museum strives to educate and inspire but also to catalyse mutual understanding and tolerance of cultures. 

Collection Highlights


Oliphant
Shell
Astrolabe
A Pair of Albarelli
Aga Khan Museum: Collection Highlights
Oliphant, 12th century
Ivory; carved mount (17th century) silver; moulded and engraved , 64 cm x 34 cm
The Aga Khan Museum, AKM809
Shell, 17th-18th century
Mother-of-pearl; polished and incised , Diameter: 14.5 cm
The Aga Khan Museum, AKM665
Astrolabe, 14th century
Bronze, engraved and inlaid with silver, Diameter: 13.5 cm
The Aga Khan Museum, AKM611
A Pair of Albarelli, 15th century
Fritware; underglaze-painted
The Aga Khan Museum, AKM567 and AKM568

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