The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic art, Iranian (Persian) art and Muslim culture located at 77 Wynford Drive in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Aga Khan Museum presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world. The core of its Permanent Collection — spanning a vast geographic area from Spain and North Africa in the west, across the Middle East, to South Asia and China in the east — was assembled by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003), uncle of His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Prince Sadruddin began acquiring works of art in the 1950s while studying at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Princess Catherine Aga Khan, he continued to collect throughout his lifetime. His Highness the Aga Khan and his family have supported and expanded Prince Sadruddin’s collection since his death. Today, it represents the foundation of North America’s first museum dedicated exclusively to Islamic arts, where it is enhanced by superb objects from the private collections of Prince Amyn and His Highness the Aga Khan as well as new acquisitions, special exhibitions, and a rich roster of performances and public programs.
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77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1, Canada
77 Wynford Drive Toronto Ontario M3C 1K1 CA
All, Arms & Armor, Calligraphy, Carpet, Coins & Medals, Documents & Decree, Glass, Gold & Jewellery, Ivory & Bone, Lacquer Art, Manuscript, Map, Metal, Miniature, Paintings, Pottery Ceramic & Chinese, Sculpture, Seals & Stamps, Stone, Textile, Wood