Aga Khan’s Collection First Time Exhibited In Germany

Photo by Sean Gallup

BERLIN – MARCH 16: A television cameraman films a pair of 18th century wooden and mother of pearl doors from Gujarat at the ‘Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum – Masterpieces of Islamic Art’ exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau on March 16, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Berlin exhibition, which runs from March 17 to June 6, 2010, is from the collection of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and shows some of the most important works of art from traditionally Islamic countries. The approximately 200 objects document more than one thousand years of cultural history. Karim Aga Khan IV, owner of the collection, is the spiritual head of the Ismaili Muslims, and is also regarded as a direct descendent of the Prophet Mohammed. His collection is considered to be one of the worlds largest and most valuable collections of Islamic art and will be housed from 2013 onwards in the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

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