Aga Khan Museum Guide
Aga Khan Museum Guide

Aga Khan Museum Guide

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.


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