By ABDULMALIK MERCHANT
What: The World of the Fatimids.
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1, Toll-free 1-844-859-3671.
When: The World of the Fatimids runs until July 2, 2018. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am: 6pm. Closed Monday. Free entrance Wednesday 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
Things to do: Visit the museum’s permanent galleries including the Bellerive Room; have lunch at the museum’s highly acclaimed Diwan restaurant (11:30 am – 2:30 pm); stroll through the Aga Khan Park; involve your children in museum’s educational activities; attend museum concerts; consider planning private events at the museum; and visit the magnificent Ismaili Centre on the opposite side of the museum, after crossing the Park.
More information and to plan your visit: Please visit http://www.agakhanmuseum.org
(Featured photo at top of page: Two visitors, including a young boy, at the Fatimid exhibition hall on Monday, March 12, 2018. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant)
Glimpses from the World of the Fatimids
Over the coming weeks, Barakah will endeavour to provide stories on some of the pieces that comprise the World of the Fatimids which opened to the public on March 10, 2018. The exhibition is curated by Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani.
On Monday March 12, the Aga Khan museum’s own curator Ulrike al-Khamis walked me and Peter Konieczny, the editor of Medieval Warfare Magazine and co-founder of the website medievalists.net, through the exhibition giving us some interesting insights into some of the pieces that are on display and how the collection was brought together from different parts of the world for this exhibition. The tour was facilitated by Tran Nguyen and Barakah appreciates her timely responses in providing media kits, photographs and other pertinent material related to the exhibition and the museum. A full review of the exhibition will appear in May. Here are some photos from my visit on Monday.
The World of the Fatimids: Selected external links
- The Art Newspaper (England): New exhibition at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum shows irreverent side of the Fatimids
- Toronto Star (Canada): Aga Khan Museum explores lost world of the Fatimids
- CBC (Canada): Landmark World of the Fatimids exhibition opens at Aga Khan Museum
Date posted: March 15, 2018.
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