Millennia before iPhones captured history’s significant ... - Secret World

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by Ranita Louis


Millennia before iPhones captured history’s significant moments, artists across cultures were depicting occasions in tapestries, paintings, and sculpture. Today the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, ON, whose mandate is connecting cultures through the arts, houses more than 1,000 years of artistic accomplishments in its Permanent Collection. Visitors explore painted manuscripts, metalwork as well as scientific instruments, which showcase the breadth of Muslim civilizations from the Iberian Peninsula to China. Little wonder the Lonely Planet travel guide describes the Aga Khan Museum as the “#1 reason to visit Toronto now.” And why the Museum’s CEO Henry Kim says, “We’re a Museum like no other.” The Museum opened in 2014 and was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki.Toronto’s architectural gem is a stunning space for start-ups and businesses to book ‘grown-up field trips’ in order to brainstorm.