Contents of the ‘News’ category in chronological order.

New Year’s 2017; Dare Greatly

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Happy New Year.

A New Year brings with it the promise of change and 2017 promises to be memorable year, full of change, for both Ismailis and the world, as a whole. This year we Ismailis will, In’Shah’Allah, celebrate His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee — marking 60 glorious years of his Imamat — and eagerly look forward to new directions which his steady, guiding hand may take us. Meanwhile, the world braces for what, by all accounts, appears to be a profound change in direction on the global stage as American President-elect Donald Trump assumes office.

At a personal level, however, New Year’s is a time when we reflect and resolve to change our lives through the time honoured tradition of New Year’s resolutions.

Change and new directions — whether globally, communally or personally — require confidence, courage and conviction. Confidence to assess and chart a new course. Courage to set sail on the journey. And conviction to be true to ourselves and our journey so we continue to have faith in ourselves and don’t lose heart when we face troubled waters — which we will — but, instead, calmly make the course corrections needed to forge ahead.

However, what kind of change should we strive for? What kind of journey should we chart? It is said greatness lies not where we stand but in what direction we are moving and so we could not find a more fitting answer than the powerful words of America’s 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, who said to “dare greatly.” In 2006, at the Aga Khan University, the Aga Khan himself said the path chosen for AKU was “not easy”, “certainly not risk free” but one “filled with the promise of high adventure.”

So, today, at the start of this New Year, filled with promise, hope and change let us resolve to “dare greatly” so we may feel the satisfaction and pleasure that only one who leaves it all on the field, “who spends himself in a worthy cause,” truly understands. Our theme for our New Year’s card is, therefore, “Dare Greatly.”

Click on the image, or here, to view the card and read both President Roosevelt’s and the Aga Khan’s inspiring remarks.

If this is your first visit to the Archive, we invite you to view our introductory video here.

Salgirah, 2016: Wisdom & Education

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Salgirah Mubarak.

Salgirah is an annual Ismaili celebration, commemorated on December 13, in recognition of His Highness the Aga Khan’s birthday. The famous 19th Century playwright, poet and author, Oscar Wilde, once remarked “with age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone” — though in the Aga Khan’s case, of course, wisdom has been the hallmark of his entire life. This year, when we commemorate the Aga Khan’s 80th birthday, it seemed fitting, therefore, to reflect on his wisdom about wisdom itself and so we chose “Wisdom & Education” as the theme for our greeting card.

Click on the image to view the card and read the Aga Khan’s remarks.

If this is your first visit to the Archive, we invite you to view our introductory video here.

Navroz Mubarak, 2016

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Navroz Mubarak.

Today, the Spring Solstice, is Navroz, or “New Day,” symbolising new beginnings. It is, therefore, also a time to reflect over what we wish to begin afresh. In the past four months, first at Harvard in November and then at Sharm el-Sheik in February, His Highness the Aga Khan introduced a new theme into his speeches: the marginalisation of intellectual resources and assets of a community or society — both the intelligentsia and private initiative undertaken by civil society organisations. Calling this marginalisation “extremely unwelcome,” “disturbing” and “regrettable,” the Aga Khan notes it “discourag[es] the qualities of vision, innovation and forward thinking that progressive societies so badly need.” Let us, therefore, on this Navroz, reflect on our own personal, familial, professional and institutional lives with an eye to ensuring we do not inadvertently marginalise these critical, but rare, intellectual resources.

Click on the image to view the card and read the Aga Khan’s remarks.

If this is your first visit to the Archive, we invite you to watch our introductory video here.

FULL EVENT VIDEOS: Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala, Foundation Stone and Land Grant Ceremonies (Kampala, Uganda)

Today, in Kampala, Uganda, the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, and His Highness the Aga Khan took part in a ceremonial brick-laying at the site for the new Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. Thereafter, at the Serena International Conference Centre, the Aga Khan and the Right Honourable Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda unveiled a plaque to formalise the project.

We are pleased to bring you NTV Uganda’s copy of the two events’ full webcasts — uncut and unedited from start to finish.

Text of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speeches

Click here to read the Aga Khan’s speech at the Foundation Stone Ceremony.
Click here to read the Aga Khan’s speech at the Land Grant Ceremony.

 
Foundation Stone Ceremony (time index pre-set)

NOTE: The advertisements that appear over the video are not in our control but under NTV Uganada’s control, as they published the video on YouTube.

 
Land Grant Ceremony (time index pre-set)

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FULL EVENT VIDEO: Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture and apres lecture conversation with Diana L. Eck, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA)

Yesterday, in Cambridge, USA, in what we believe is the first time he has been invited to speak at his alma mater, Harvard University, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the prestigious Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture. The lecture was followed with a conversation with Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, and Director, Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

Although Harvard graciously provided us permission to reproduce the webcast, and for which we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude, we were unable to do so because, unfortunately, the webcast suffered severe technical problems (a situation which can happen to even the best of of us and only serves to remind us of the Aga Khan’s words that “only Allah is perfect”). We are, therefore, pleased to bring you Harvard’s copy of the event’s full webcast — uncut and unedited from start to finish — and which, being hosted on Vimeo, should be available to those without access to YouTube.

Imamat Day Mubarak, 2015

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Imamat Day Mubarak (click on the image to view the card).

In keeping with the theme of our card, we would like to share with you some of His Highness the Aga Khan’s advices for leaders:
His Highness the Aga Khan’s advices for leaders which enable sound national and community progress and development.

If this is your first visit to the Archive, we invite you to watch our introductory video here.

FULL EVENT VIDEO: The Global Centre for Pluralism’s Fourth Annual Lecture (Toronto, Canada)

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, the Global Centre for Pluralism held its fourth annual lecture. This year’s lecturer was The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada. In her outstanding lecture, the Chief Justice called for diverse, multicultural societies to choose tolerance over intolerance, while also pointing out that tolerance must have limits. We highly recommend her speech which is also available in print at pluralism.ca, here.

That pluralism and tolerance have limits is a sentiment also shared by the Aga Khan and his extensive remarks in respect of this and cosmopolitan ethics were analyzed, in depth, in the recent article “Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search, Universal Ethics and Pluralism” published on ismailignosis.com, here.

For the tens of thousands Ismailis in North America, and around the world, who were unable to watch the live webcast, it is our great pleasure to be able to bring you the Globe and Mail video of the webcast — unedited, from start to finish.

Click here to read His Highness the Aga Khan’s speech.

NOTE: The advertisements that appear over the video are not in our control but under the Globe and Mail’s, as they include advertisements with their videos.

FULL EVENT VIDEO: Aga Khan Park Opening Ceremony (Toronto, Canada)

On Monday, May 25, 2015, in Toronto, Canada, the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, and His Highness the Aga Khan presided over the Opening Ceremony of the Aga Khan Park, adjacent to the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre.

For the tens of thousands Ismailis in North America, and around the world, who were unable to watch the live webcast, it is our great pleasure to be able to bring you the AKDN video of the webcast — unedited, from start to finish.

Click here to read His Highness the Aga Khan’s speech.

Featured Item  »»  Ismaili scholars at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) and elsewhere cite NanoWisdoms in published works

Four years ago, today, the NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings was given special permission by Aiglemont to publish His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches. One key objective and reason for establishing the Archive was to create a comprehensive and authoritative, professional reference resource of the Aga Khan’s wisdom for scholars. It is, therefore, with great satisfaction and pride that we can announce today that the Archive has started to achieve this objective and is now being cited as a source in academic papers and books published by respected Ismaili scholars — including those from the Institute of Ismaili Studies, Carleton University and Sacred Web. While at Harvard University, the Archive was even listed as a resource for a graduate level course on Ismailism.

Below we provide a summary of some of these citations as well as the scholars’ comments about the NanoWisdoms Archive, which they describe as “indispensable,” “invaluable,” an “absolute necessity,” “fantastic,” “unique,” “professional” and “the best resource to conduct research into the speeches, interviews and writings” of the Aga Khans.

These recognitions and accolades, by the Ismaili academic community, are tangible demonstrations of their confidence in the Archive, confirming it as an invaluable and unique resource which all — especially Ismailis — may rely on with confidence. The recognitions are also an indisputable validation of the importance of the project for the community and why we view them as our most important achievement to date.

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Navroz Mubarak, 2015

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Navroz Mubarak (click on the image to view the card).

In keeping with the theme of our card — Relativism — we would like to share with you our Editor’s article, Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search, Universal Ethics and Pluralism, published today on the Ismaili Gnosis website. An excerpt from the introduction appears below.

UPDATED: APRIL 28, 2015 — In the original version of this article the author mentioned pluralism but had not addressed it. He has now done so and we are pleased to amend the article with his robust reconciliation of His Highness the Aga Khan’s support for pluralism and his rejection of relativism. — Editor, Ismaili Gnosis

Relativism — the worldview that suggests there are no “black and white answers” as all points of view are equally valid because knowledge, truth, ethics and morality are not absolute but relative to, and depend on, the individuals, groups or contexts (cultural, religious, societal, historical, civilisational) holding them — is, arguably, one defining facet of contemporary, liberal society. Indeed, it may even be the signature characteristic of a liberal society.

As champion of cosmopolitan ethics, pluralism and of an interpretation of Islam which unequivocally a) upholds the legitimacy of diverse and individual interpretations, b) reprimands bids to normatise, and c) insists on personal search as an essential facet of Islam, it is often assumed that His Highness the Aga Khan, therefore, also embraces relativism, given its air of legitimacy that arises from the “pluralistic equity” it accords to all points of view. However, it may come as a surprise to many — as is often the case when the Aga Khan’s actual remarks are not studied but his position only assumed — that the Aga Khan has emphatically and unambiguously described relativism as “unprincipled.”

… I review below the Aga Khan’s exact remarks on the above principles so as to reconcile his disdain of relativism with the apparent relativistic thread common to these principles he holds near and dear to his heart.

Click to read: Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search, Universal Ethics and Pluralism

FULL EVENT VIDEO: 2015 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony (Nairobi, Kenya)

As part of the commemorations to mark the Aga Khan University’s the 15th anniversary in the region, on Monday, March 2, 2015, His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, presided over the last of the 2015 Aga Khan University (East Africa) Convocation Ceremonies in Nairobi, Kenya. His presence also marked his first visit to the three East African campuses of the University for a convocation ceremony.

For the tens of thousands Ismailis in North America, and around the world, who were unable to watch the live webcast, it is our great pleasure to be able to bring you the AKDN video of the webcast — unedited, from start to finish.

Click here to read His Highness the Aga Khan’s speech.

FULL EVENT VIDEO: 2015 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony (Kampala, Uganda)

As part of the commemorations to mark the Aga Khan University’s the 15th anniversary in the region, His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, presided over the 2015 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony in Kampala, Uganda, on Thursday, February 26, 2015. His presence also marked his first visit to the three East African campuses of the University for a convocation ceremony.

For the tens of thousands Ismailis in North America, and around the world, who were unable to watch the live webcast, it is our great pleasure to be able to bring you the AKDN video of the webcast — unedited, from start to finish.

Click here to read His Highness the Aga Khan’s speech.

NOTE: The advertisements that appear over the video are not in our control but under AKDN’s control, as they published the video on YouTube.

FULL EVENT VIDEO: 2015 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

As part of the commemorations to mark the Aga Khan University’s the 15th anniversary in the region, His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, presided over the 2015 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. His presence also marked his first visit to the three East African campuses of the University for a convocation ceremony.

For the tens of thousands Ismailis in North America, and around the world, who were unable to watch the live webcast, it is our great pleasure to be able to bring you the AKDN video of the webcast — unedited, from start to finish.

Click here to read His Highness the Aga Khan’s speech.

Happy New Year, 2015

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all happy New Year (click on the image to view the card).

Over the past 57 years, His Highness the Aga Khan has, time and time again, emphasised the critical importance of new ideas for solving the pressing problems of our times — whether communal, local, national, regional or global. Albert Einstein said “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions” and also that “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” While Maria Montessori — of early childhood education fame — said “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” And Peter Drucker — the famous American management consultant — said “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”

And it is in “wanting something new” where the Aga Khan has not just dreamed great ideas, but “dared to act” and executed on his ideas, making them real. One of these is the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Outside the world of architecture, planning and habitat, the AKAA is perhaps the least understood, least appreciated facet of the Aga Khan Development Network, yet the raison de etre of the AKAA was to create a forum for the development of ideas, for the discussion of ideas and for their reward. The Aga Khan explains:

The goal was to create an intellectual space — something we might think of as a beautiful bustan in which there would be no possibility of suffocation from the dying weeds of dogma, whether professional or ideological; where the flowers of articulation and challenging ideas could grow without restraint; where the new plants of creativity and risk-taking could blossom in the full light of day. — 2001 Aga Khan Award For Architecture Prize Ceremony (Syria)

In other words, in creating the AKAA, the Aga Khan created a laboratory where not only can the intellect engage in unfettered experimentation and exploration, but a laboratory from where valuable principles and lessons can be learned and used by all who truly have that inborn sense of courage and spirit of adventure to explore, discuss and implement new ideas, to embrace new paradigms, to push the envelope.

In keeping with the theme of our card, we would like to share with you some of the Aga Khan’s important quotes — drawing partially on lessons learned from the AKAA — on ideas and innovation: on nurturing, respecting and harnessing them from whomever they may come.

Click here for: His Highness the Aga Khan on on ideas and innovation: on nurturing, respecting and harnessing them from whomever they come.

Salgirah Mubarak, 2014

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Salgirah Mubarak (click on the image to view the card).

Although birthdays are a time for celebration, they are also a time for reflection. Reflection on what one has accomplished in the previous year, and in life generally. While the accomplishments of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s life are beyond tabulation — almost beyond comprehension, perhaps in that itself there is a lesson for us as we celebrate his 78th birthday.

In his 2006 Aga Khan University speech, Hazar Imam said, of his plans for the university, that “the path we have chosen is not easy to chart — and it is certainly not risk free. But it is both a necessary and an exciting road — filled with the promise of high adventure.” And 7 months later, at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, he said “we must infuse our students with [a] spirit of adventure.” Adventure takes courage. Courage to act. But then acting is where the thrill of life lies, for as Hazrat Ali said “the coward has no enjoyment of life” echoing US President Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote in his book Strenuous Life: “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

Whether as young Imams — like Hazar Imam in his 20s planning and developing the billion pound (in today’s currency) project at Sardinia or what would become the future Aga Khan University — or as older Imams, decisive, bold courage, the courage to act, the courage to act on their visions and “dare mighty things” is a consistent hallmark of our Imams. Never for a moment are they nonchalant because, as Hazrat Ali says, “to give yourself up to nonchalance is to lay up regrets” and of regret, at Brown University this year, Hazar Imam said “never regret [mistakes], but correct them.” And so perhaps, on Hazar Imam’s birthday, we should resolve to chart a new course, a course that commits us to act, to “make a dent in the universe” as Steve Jobs said, so on our next birthday we can count ourselves not among those who just dream, but among those who “dare mighty things”. Among those who Dare to Act.

In keeping with the theme of our card, we would like to share with you some of our favourite quotes from the Imamat on confidence, courage and the spirit of adventure:
Click here for the Imamat on confidence, courage and the spirit of adventure

If this is your first visit to the Archive, we invite you to watch our introductory video here.

3 Suggested Readings, by Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, in commemoration of his 137th birthday anniversary

In commemoration of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III”s 137th birthday we are pleased to present 3 articles with advices for happiness and long life which are as relevant today as they were when given decades ago:

Click here to read: “My Philosophy of Happiness”, W. R. Titterton interview

Click here to read: “My Personal Life — What a man needs to be happy” Daily Sketch Interview

Click here to read: “How to live long”

Photographer: Sir (John) Benjamin Stone. Source: National Portrait Gallery, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license.

Full Event Video: Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto, Opening Ceremonies

On Friday, September 12, 2014, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, in the presence of the Aga Khan, performed the the Opening Ceremonies of the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Like the Aga Khan’s address to the Canadian Parliament, we are sure this event will also go down as one of the signature events of this Imamat.

For the tens of thousands Ismailis in North America, and around the world, who were unable to watch the event live, it is our great pleasure to be able to bring you the full video of the 3 hour 20 minute webcast — unedited, from start to finish — together with a time index schedule to let you jump directly to any segment of interest.

Words cannot capture the dignity, the soul stirring, awe inspiring grandeur and majesty of the ceremonies, nor the stately presence of the buildings, and so we will not attempt to offer any. It was a proud moment not only to be an Ismaili, but to just be a member of the human race moved beyond words, witnessing an inspired vision, executed with flawless precision in every aspect, come to life.

 
Youtube version

 
Vimeo version if Youtube is not available to you (lower resolution)

 
Schedule (click on the time to play that segment)

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00:00:00 Introduction for the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre
00:04:45 Video about the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum
00:10:30 Live performance from the Museum and guest arrivals at the Ismaili Centre
00:23:00 The Aga Khan and his party arrive at the Ismaili Centre
00:26:03 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives at the Ismaili Centre
00:29:40 The Aga Khan, his family and Prime Minister Harper enter the hall
00:30:48 Canadian National Anthem
00:33:04 Recitation from the Qur’an (2:255) followed by translations
00:38:25 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, delivers his address; TEXT
00:46:37 His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his address; TEXT
01:07:47 Commemorative plaque unveiling for the Ismaili Centre
01:08:37 Conclusion of the the Opening Ceremony; Prime Minister Harper, the Aga Khan and his party depart for a private tour of the Centre
01:12:49 The tour party enters the jamatkhana prayer hall
01:17:23 Observing the live choir and photographic tour of the Ismaili Centre’s interior
01:23:50 Video about the other Ismaili Centres
01:35:37 Photographic tour of the Ismaili Centre’s interior continues over live choir
01:39:02 Prince Rahim, Prince Hussain and Princess Salwa on the Ismaili Centre terrace
01:41:28 Prime Minister Harper, the Aga Khan and Prince Amyn on the terrace; Press photo shoot
01:47:41 The tour party leaves the Ismaili Centre for the Aga Khan Museum, via the Aga Khan Park
01:51:17 The tour party arrives at the Aga Khan Museum for the ribbon cutting ceremony
01:54:17 The tour party makes its way to the auditorium to live music in the courtyard
01:56:53 The tour party enters the auditorium for the Opening Ceremony; Canadian National Anthem
02:00:58 Introduction for the Opening Ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum
02:01:48 Recitation from the Qur’an (4:174-175) followed by translations
02:06:47 Prince Amyn delivers his address; TEXT
02:23:46 The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, delivers her speech; text not yet available
02:32:44 Commemorative plaque unveiling for the Aga Khan Museum
02:33:35 Conclusion of the the Opening Ceremony; Prime Minister Harper, the Aga Khan and his party depart for a private tour of the Museum to music in the courtyard
02:35:53 The tour party enters the Bellerive Room
02:41:25 The tour party enters and tours the Museum’s exhibition halls, proper
03:18:43 Memories from an historic day

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The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum’s pre-launch exhibitions

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment, and last of the series, is on the collaborative aspect and the Aga Khan Museum exhibitions.

Between 2007 and 2012, while the Museum’s facilities were under construction, the Museum nevertheless embarked on its mission to bring knowledge of Muslim civilisations to Western audiences, holding eight exhibitions in collaboration with key museums across nine European cities, supplemented by additional exhibitions in three Eastern cities. The Museum will continue to collaborate with Museums across the world to bring this knowledge to greater audiences than just those who visit the Museum in Toronto.

The exhibitions already held were generally thematic, focusing on subjects like architecture, calligraphy and so forth accompanied by lavish catalogues of the exhibits which we commend to everyone to peruse and study. Click on the image, or here, to view the catalogue covers. Each catalogue also featured a short introduction, written by His Highness the Aga Khan, setting out the purpose for the exhibition and we are pleased to bring you selections from these introductions.

Click here to read: His Highness the Aga Khan explains the vision and rationale behind the the Aga Khan Museum’s pre-launch exhibitions

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The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan’s passion for parks and gardens

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment is on the societal aspect and the park.

The park is the latest of some two dozen parks and gardens created, or committed to, by His Highness the Aga Khan and illustrated on the graphic. Click on the image, or here, to view it in full size or download as a wall-paper for your computer.

In an interview with Philip Jodidio, the park’s designer, Lebanese architect Vladimir Djurovic, said the Aga Khan has a “passion for gardens which is intoxicating” and that he feels the Aga Khan “is happiest when he is working and discussing the gardens.” Why is this? Why are parks and gardens such a point of focus and happiness for the Aga Khan?

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The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment is on the intellectual aspect and the Aga Khan Museum.

Click on the graphic or here to view the timeline. When opened, the Aga Khan Museum will be a unique museum on the North American continent, and indeed the Western world. To help better understand why, we bring you “His Highness the Aga Khan explains the vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.”

Click here to read: His Highness the Aga Khan explains the vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

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