The Economist | Aga Khan Museum: The Riches of the Islamic World


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The fourth Aga Khan, now 77, was a young prince when he entered Harvard University. “It was extraordinary,” he recalls. “That whole year in Humanities I, the Islamic world was totally absent, zero.” This is the first museum created by the global development network he later formed, and it sets out to illustrate the richness and diversity of Islamic cultures.

Park facing exterior of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The museum opened in September 2014 and is the first in North America dedicated to showcasing Muslim art and culture. (Photo: Janet Kimber/Aga Khan Museum) Park facing exterior of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The museum opened in September 2014 and is the first in North America dedicated to showcasing Muslim art and culture. (Photo: Janet Kimber/Aga Khan Museum)

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