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Hanif Kara is a member of the Steering Committee for the 2014-16 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. AKDN

As the winners of the 13th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced, TheIsmaili.org’s Elisha Nathoo sat down with Professor Hanif Kara, a member of the Steering Committee to talk about what the Award has achieved in the nearly four decades since it was established.

Shifting the Narrative: Exploring the Arts in Muslim Civilisations. A case study of the Aga Khan Museum. ITREB UK

Aga Khan Museum Director and CEO Henry Kim will participate in an on-stage conversation with Matt Reed, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation UK at the Ismaili Centre, London on Saturday, 3 September 2016. The event is being webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live starting soon after 4:30 PM GMT (London time).

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London on protecting cultural heritage. Ismaili Council for the UK

London, 27 October 2015 — UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on the challenges of protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict. An on-stage question and answer session moderated by New York Times Editorial Board Member Serge Schmemann followed.

Ratish Nanda, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, will speak about AKTC Projects in India at the Ismaili Centre, London on Friday, 25 September. AKTC

Ratish Nanda, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India will spoke about Rethinking Conservation: AKTC Projects in India at the Ismaili Centre, London on Friday, 25 September 2015.

Detail of plaster artwork by Takik artists Khasan and Firdavs Dzhumaev at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Moez Visram

In the generous foyer of the Ismaili Centre Toronto, a large wall has become canvass to a pair of artists from Tajikistan. The plaster work of father and son team Khasan and Firdavs Dzhumaev will complement a space that is already adorned with other exquisite artwork.

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