Ruba Kana’an, Dphil Head of Education and Scholarly Programs, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

How does a museum exhibit the arts of Muslim civilizations in the 21st century? The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, opened its doors to the public in September 2014 as the only art institution in North America that is dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilizations. This illustrated talk presents the museum’s exceptional art collection and galleries. It also takes you behind the scenes to see the process of designing and  making of the galleries.

Image: Sindukht brings gifts to the court of Sam, Iran, Tabriz c.1522-1535, opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper. AKM00496. Photo by Gérald Friedli, © Aga Khan Museum, 2015