AGA KHAN MUSEUM – MEMORIES OF THE BRUSCHETTINI CARPET COLLECTION LINGER ON

The Bruschettini Collection, no longer on exhibit, is one of the most important private collections of Islamic Art in the world.  These giant carpets were shown at the Aga Khan Museum in 2018.

    <Photos by Philip Castleton Photography>

The Aga Khan Museum is located at 77 Wynford Drive, reachable by the Don Valley Parkway, or one light north of Eglinton Avenue, off Don Mills Road. – https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/

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CHARLES CORREA’S ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE NOW SHARES SPACE WITH THE AGA KHAN MUSEUM

ISMAILICENTRE4The new Ismaili Centre for TORONTO’s Islamic community has risen adjacent to the Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive. Indian firm Charles Correa Associates designed the cultural centre in partnership with TORONTO’s Moriyama & Teshima Architects. It sits in a seven-hectare park designed by Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic.

ISMAILICENTRE2Panes of translucent glass diffuse bright sunlight during the day, and allow the dome to glow at night. The dome will no doubt become a landmark beacon to drivers on the nearby Don Valley Parkway.

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