The art collector and philanthropist H.H The Aga Khan
Starting Tuesday (17.03.2010) is in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau an unusual exhibition: “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum. Masterpieces of Islamic Art “.
Most people know the Aga Khan in the rainbow press. But he is much more than the owner of valuable race horses, sleek yachts and elegant palaces. He is the head of a mainly Shiite community, the Ismailis, which is about the Middle East and Central Asia to spread to India. The Ismailis are a particularly socially successful town, about 20 percent of their income goes to the Aga Khan, has to review them at its discretion. The 72-year-old, who is revered by his followers like a cross between the Dalai Lama and the Pope says in ‘Focus – the magazine’, why he focuses on art and culture as a way of understanding.