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Insight Tour: Hidden Stories with Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip

Insight Tour

Insight Tour: Hidden Stories with Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip

Date: Sunday, December 5, 1 pm
Price: $40 plus HST, $36 plus HST Friends

See the Museum’s latest marquee exhibition in a new light on an exclusive tour with Curator Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip.


Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads is a book-fuelled expedition across one of history’s most influential trade routes. Through the lens of books, scrolls, story-rich textiles, and amulets, viewers immerse themselves in the connections that developed between diverse cultures over the centuries.


Happening during Hanukkah, the December 5 tour will pay special attention to the Jewish art works represented in Hidden Stories. These objects open fascinating windows into pockets of Jewish life in Egypt, Greece, Istanbul, Central Asia, and beyond — revealing how these communities contributed to, and were inspired by, eruptions of vibrant intercultural exchange that reverberate with us to this day. Dr. Çakır Phillip will also dig into the origins of Hidden Stories, which is comprised exclusively of objects from Ontario-based collections.


Only 10 spots are available for this tour, so don’t wait to reserve your tickets. For everyone's safety, masks are required inside the Museum, and physical-distancing measures will be in effect. Visitors 12+ are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the Museum.




Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip is a Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. She is a scholar and specialist in Islamic Art with extensive curatorial and research experience. She was instrumental in the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in 2014, which she joined from a position as curator at the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin. She has served as senior fellow at Excellence Cluster TOPOI and Research Fellow at both the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz — Max-Planck-Institut and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Dr. Çakır Phillip is serving as board member of the Association of Art Museum Curators.


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