Prince Amyn, Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya today toured the Centro Ismaili in Lisbon. They are in Portugal for the opening of “The Path of Princes: Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum Collection” exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon. The exhibition comprises works of Islamic art, covering over a thousand years of history, from the collection of the future Aga Khan Museum, planned for opening in 2011 in Toronto, Canada.
The items - in stone, wood, ivory and glass, metalwork, ceramics, paper and parchment - date from the 8th to the 18th centuries, reflecting the artistic accomplishments of Muslim civilisations from the Iberian Peninsula to China. Displaying some of the world's most important masterpieces of Islamic art, the exhibition includes the late Prince Sadruddin's acclaimed collection of miniatures and manuscripts. Hosted at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the exhibition follows earlier ones held at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Ismaili Centre in London and at the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma, Italy.
Further details on the opening of the exhibition will be available on www.akdn.org