- 5 November 2010
- Sources: Primary
- Categories: Aga Khan IV ·· Aga Khan Museum (AKM) ·· Ignorance & Clash of Ignorance ·· Islam (Culture & Heritage) ·· Partnerships & Collaboration ·· Published ·· Turkey ·· Written Works
I am very grateful to the Sakip Sabanci Museum, and to the Chairman of its Board, Ms Güler Sabanci, for hosting this presentation of treasures of the future Aga Khan Museum’s collections …
The choice was made to focus on the arts of the book and calligraphy, themes which have been central to Islamic culture for close to fifteen hundred years. They are the core of the future Aga Khan Museum’s collection, and the works on parchment and paper shown here are complemented by a range of objects (metalwork, ceramics, wooden beams, textiles, jewellery, etc.) bearing examples of fine epigraphy, both Qur’anic and poetic.