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The Permanent Collection of The Aga Khan Museum presents paintings, objects and architectural pieces from the civilizations of the Muslim world, with an emphasis of the Arab Near East, the Iranian world and Hindustan (the north and west of Indian subcontinent). The display follows a chronological order, it begins with the early spread of Islam beyond the Arabian Peninsula following the death of the Prophet Mohammad in 632 CE. The works of Art are grouped in a way that underlines the highly distinctive character of cultures and profoundly differ from one another and stretch from the Atlantic shores to the Pacific Ocean.

The Museum also houses collections of Islamic art and heritage from the private collections of His Highness the Aga Khan, the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan.

In addition to displaying the Museum's core collection from multiple perspectives, the Aga Khan Museum features several temporary exhibitions each year that respond to current scholarship, emerging themes, and new artistic developments. The Museum’s Collections and Exhibitions are complemented by programmes in performing arts.


The Aga Khan Museum provides engaging opportunities for lifelong learning for people of diverse ages and interests. Our educational programs are based on the Museum’s Permanent Collection, temporary exhibitions, and performing arts programs, and focus on the promotion of pluralism, the history and diversity of Muslim civilizations, and their contributions to artistic, scientific, and intellectual development of our shared world heritage.

Renowned speakers, educators, and artists engage audiences in a variety of forums — from hands-on school programs to lectures, studio workshops, and tours. With a constantly changing roster of programs, events, and exhibitions, there’s always something to discover for curious people of all ages.


Performing arts and the material arts of Muslim civilizations have mutually inspired and informed each other for more than 1,400 years. A variety of Programs, showcasing local and international musicians, dancers, and other performers, generate creativity and the sharing of ideas. At the Aga Khan Museum, artists perform, collaborate, create, and inspire audiences through Programs that include showcase performances, classes and workshops, films, panel discussions, lectures, and even public jam sessions.

The Aga Khan Museum has a strong educational vocation. As an educational institution, the Museum presents insights on the history of Muslim civilizations through thought-provoking activities and events. Talks, tours, readings and gallery programs offer a unique opportunity to interact with the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and experts.




Enjoy informal performances by talented local artists in the Museum’s public spaces and galleries. Our diverse season includes Ukrainian jazz fusion, Afro-Cuban and Indigenous Colombian music, Chinese classical music, and much more.
Pop-Up Performances are generally scheduled for:
Wednesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 3 pm

These performances do not require a separate ticket. Locations within the Museum vary by performance.

From works by new and emergent young media artists, to master musicians who have toured the world — explore highlights from select programming hosted on-stage at the Aga Khan Museum.

In an effort to continue to illuminate the arts and cultures of world civilizations, the Aga Khan Museum is proud to showcase highlights from select on-stage programming online for all to explore.Spark a curiosity for discovery, deepen your understanding of diversity, and discover the astonishing breadth and eloquence of performances that show the many ways in which cross-cultural dialogue can take place through the arts.

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Through the ongoing commitment of its generous Supporters and Donors, the Aga Khan Museum is able to present programming and events that explore the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Islamic civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

Supporters and Donors enable Aga Khan Museum visitors from around the world to journey across cultures, continents, and time. Through its diverse Permanent Collection of objects and its ever-changing roster of innovative programs, the Museum offers a portal to discover the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations.

By joining the group of Aga Khan Museum Supporters, you receive a wide range of exclusive benefits that offer a greater level of engagement with the Museum and its curators. You get invited to special exhibition previews and events. You get to be the first to know about upcoming programming as well as enjoy privileges at the Museum Shop and Diwan Restaurant.

Become an Aga Khan Museum Supporter by joining one of the following Support Categories:
1) Friends
2) Patrons (including Young Patrons)
3) Corporate Patrons

In addition to numerous Supporters, who Join and Renew their Support on an annual basis, the Aga Khan Museum also welcomes Donors. Many of the Museums Supporters do both – Join & Support and Donate.

Canadian and International residents pay their contributions in Canadian Dollars. Friends of the Museum at the Sustaining level and above receive a Canadian tax receipt, issued for the amount contributed less the value of privileges/benefits (referred to as the Advantage Amount).

Donate: Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Tax Information for U.S.A. Residents:

Through a partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., American donors and Friends at the Patron level and above are eligible to receive a U.S. tax receipt.

U.S.A. residents may deduct their donations to domestic organizations that distribute funds to charities in foreign countries, as long as the U.S.A. organization controls the distribution of the funds. Through an agreement between Aga Khan Museum and Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., donors to the Aga Khan Museum through the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. are granted full Support privileges/benefits with the Aga Khan Museum.

Join/Support: By joining as a Friend of the Aga Khan Museum, you receive privileges/benefits that enable you to closely engage with the activities of the Museum. These privileges/benefits are valid for one year and can be renewed annually.

Donate: When you Donate, you make a one-time charitable donation but do not receive the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Museum.

Many of our Supporters Join & Support as well as Donate at the same time.

We offer a discounted National/International rate ($50) for Friends living 100 km+ from Toronto/outside the M and L postal codes, since they are not able to use their benefits as often as GTA residents.

Private Events

Book your Special Event at the Aga Khan Museum

With its unique art, architecture, landscaping onsite parking, and catering by Chef Mark McEwan, the Aga Khan Museum is an exceptional place to hold corporate and private events in Toronto.

Set in a landscaped park, the Aga Khan Museum combines masterpieces of art with Pritzker Prize–winning design from architect Fumihiko Maki, creating a unique space to host corporate and private events.

Located 15 minutes from downtown Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum features a wide range of spaces, including a 335-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a collections gallery, and a courtyard enclosed by glass and paved with geometric-patterned stonework.

Indoor Space Size/Capacity Primary Use
Auditorium 336 people seated Live theatre, film, music, performances, presentations, seminars, ceremonies, conferences, concerts
Lapis Lounge (upper/lower auditorium lobbies) 80 people standing on each of the two levels Private and social events, receptions, presentations
Bellerive Room 750 sq. ft.
60 people standing
40 people seated
Receptions, presentations, private dining
Atrium and Courtyard 2,700 sq. ft.
400 people standing
150 people seated
Casual events, private dining, receptions
Patrons’ Lounge 680 sq. ft.
34 people standing
24 people seated
Private dining, meetings, ceremonies, cocktails
Diwan and Patio 1,600 sq. ft.
120 people standing
85 people seated
Private dining, receptions Please inquire about tenting availability

We offer Museum and Park exclusive buyouts. Pricing and guidelines available upon request.

Outdoor Space Size/Capacity Primary Use
Formal Gardens 220 people seated Wedding ceremonies, concerts, large-scale receptions, Please inquire about tenting availability
Aga Khan Park Please inquire Wedding ceremonies, concerts, large-scale receptions, Please inquire about tenting availability
Courtyard 225 seated or standing Casual events, private dining, receptions

Aga Khan Museum Floorplan

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77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1




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