The Aga Khan Museum: Creative Encounters in a Pluralistic World
Public Lecture by Amirali Alibhai, Aga Khan Museum Toronto
Thursday, 4 July 2013
5.00-6.00 pm (Lecture Room 2.3, 2nd Floor)
The Aga Khan Museum will open in Toronto as North America's only museum dedicated to the arts of the Islamic world. Besides exhibiting historical and contemporary work by artists from the Islamic world, the Museum will establish itself as an important performing arts venue and incubator for new ideas and projects in the live arts. Its public programme will facilitate cross-cultural dialogue and deeper understanding of the diverse cultures that comprise the historical and contemporary Islamic world.
This lecture is also available via webcast. Please register here.
Amirali Alibhai is the Head of Performing Arts at the soon-to-be-opened Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. He has practiced as an interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator for 25 years. He has focused his work on cross-cultural collaboration and community cultural development. Amir has served on many non-profit boards, including the Rungh Cultural Society (founder), the Canadian Conference of the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. He holds a Bsc (Microbiology), BFA (Drawing and Painting), and MA (Art Education/Cross-Cultural collaboration), all from the University of British Columbia.