The Aga Khan Museum Guide introduces the Museum’s vision, building, park, and Permanent Collection in an accessible form to the visitor and general public. It provides an overview of the historical, intellectual, and artistic wealth of the Museum’s collection of works of exceptional beauty and technical innovation. The Guide is illustrated with more than 100 full-colour photographs and details of some of the Museum’s most celebrated Qur’ans, ceramics, metalwork, luxury materials (ivory, textiles, glassware, crystal), painted and illuminated manuscripts, and architectural fragments, including a painting from the epic Shah-Nameh that was described in a 16th-century treatise as the “rarity of the age” and is still considered one of the most magnificent manuscript paintings produced in the Muslim world. The Guide also includes essays about the Museum’s unique building and the historically-inspired park and gardens that surround it.
The Aga Khan Museum’s Publications Program enhances the exhibitions and educational programs of the Museum by developing print and digital products that cater to a broad range of audiences and interests within the arts. The Museum’s printed publications include collection and exhibition catalogues, academic and scholarly research papers, art books, and children’s books.
The children’s books that are part of the Museum’s Publications Program offer an accessible introduction to the Museum’s Permanent Collection as well as to the arts of Muslim civilizations.