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Published: Thursday April 5, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday May 27, 2013 MYT 10:47:51 AM

Treasures of Aga Khan Museum on display here

KUALA LUMPUR: Information, Communica­tions and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim lauded the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for bringing the “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts” exhibition to the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

Dr Rais thanked the Aga Khan, who is Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, for his work in safeguarding Islamic art, culture and heritage sites worldwide.

“Architecture has always been one of the first expressions of cultural identity and this exhibition showcases the heights of Islamic civilisation,” said Dr Rais in a statement yesterday.

This is the first time the exhibition has been in South-East Asia. Its final destination is Toronto in 2013.

To complement the Aga Khan exhibition, the museum has put together a display featuring achievements by Malaysians.

“To date, six buildings in Malaysia have won the prestigious Aga Khan Architecture Award,” noted Dr Rais.

The exhibition will be on until June 29 at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. It is open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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