Asian Civilisations Museum presents Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum. Architecture in Islamic Arts

. August 18, 2012 . 0 Comments

Asian Civilisations Museum presents Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum. Architecture in Islamic Arts, an exhibition on view through 28 Oct 2012.

he Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community. This exhibition is sponsored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and affords a unique opportunity for the public in Singapore to view some of the treasures in the major collection of Islamic art created by Prince Karim Aga Khan IV.

The complex architectural traditions of the Islamic world will be explored through a hundred objects drawn from Iran, India, Turkey, Syria, Spain, and Egypt. Works of art in metal, wood, and pottery, as well as paintings and textiles covering more than a thousand years of artistic production will be on display. The exhibition considers the different concepts of space in both religious and secular environments, and visitors can learn about the diverse artistic traditions of Islamic architecture.

The exhibition will be accompanied by contextual photographs to illustrate the historical background and inspiration behind the artistic forms. www.acm.org.sg

Category: Museum News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.