An International Art Gallery attendee snaps a photo of one of the pieces of art on display.

During the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, the Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery (IAG) displayed 129 works of art, selected from thousands of submissions from around the world. Through paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, installations, digital art, and mixed media, artists showcased the talent and rich diversity within the global Jamat. Artist spotlights, guest panels, workshops, and the exhibition itself engaged, educated, and awed visitors and artists.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon, as Prince Amyn looks on.

Over 40,000 members of the Jamat from over 45 countries around the world assembled at Feira Internacional de Lisboa for one of the largest Jamati gatherings in modern history and the final Darbar of the Diamond Jubilee year on 11 July 2018. 

Leaders of the Jamat and AKDN bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his departure from Lisbon.

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Portugal on 12 July, concluding a seven-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the country as well as the Diamond Jubilee year.

Highlights of the all the events on day seven of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

Mawlana Hazar Imam ordains the instrument to designate the Henrique de Mendonça Palace as the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat on 11 July 2018.

At a ceremony earlier today, marking the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, Mawlana Hazar Imam officially designated the premises located at Rua Marquês de Fronteira in Lisbon — the Henrique de Mendonça Palace — as the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat, and declared that it be known as the “Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat”. The ceremony was attended by members of the Imam’s family including Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa with their children Prince Irfan and Prince Sinan, Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad as well as leaders of the Jamat from around the world.

The atmosphere was electric during the Sufi Voyage at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.

Highlights of the all the events on day six of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers an address in the Senate Chamber at Sāo Bento Palace on 10 July 2018.

Today marked day six of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, which included Mawlana Hazar Imam's address to the Portuguese Parliament, the inauguration of the Aga Khan Museum exhibition at the Parliament Building, as well as the afternoon and evening Sufi Voyage concerts featuring Salim-Sulaiman, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Nobovar Chanorov.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa joined the audience for the Sufi Voyage concert on the evening of 10 July at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.

On 10 July, renowned music artists Salim-Sulaiman, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Nobovar Chanorov collaborated for two concerts, sharing the stage with Jonita Gandhi, Vipul Mehta, and Raj Pandit. The artists had the opportunity to perform for Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, who joined an enthusiastic audience for the evening show. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, His Excellency Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, as well as Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina on the tour of the Aga Khan Museum Collections.

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Parliament address on 10 July was followed by the formal opening of the exhibition Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections. The exhibit is being displayed at the Parliament building, São Bento Palace until 14 September 2018.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the Portuguese Parliament on the historic occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered an historic address to the Portuguese Parliament today in the presence of government officials, members of Hazar Imam’s family, and leaders of the Jamat and the Aga Khan Development Network.

Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Miss Sara Boyden, and Master Iliyan Boyden enjoy a performance at the International Talent Showcase.

Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Irfan, Prince Sinan, Miss Sara Boyden, and Master Iliyan Boyden visited the Diamond Jubilee Celebration today, where they went on a tour of the Exhibitions before taking in the International Art Gallery and the International Talent Showcase. 

Princess Zahra, Miss Sara Boyden, and Master Iliyan Boyden view artwork at the International Art Gallery during the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

Highlights of the all the events on day five of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, when Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Irfan, Prince Sinan, Miss Sara Boyden and Master Iliyan Boyden visited Parque das Nações in Lisbon to attend the International Arts Festival.

Os Príncipes Hussain e Aly Muhammad apreciam fotografias de Mawlana Hazar Imam em criança durante a sua visita à Exposição Rays of Light.

Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad attended the International Arts Festival at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration on 8 July.

Guests applaud Mawlana Hazar Imam following his remarks at the state dinner hosted by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, hosted Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family for a state dinner at the Palace of Queluz on 9 July 2018. 

Diamond Jubilee Celebration attendees enjoy dandia raas at Praça Sony as part of the Patio Mela programming.

Throughout the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Pátio Mela has become the central hub for the Jamat to gather and celebrate diversity, creativity, and community. The space is a crossroads of the global Jamat where people can meet, unite, and engage in a wide-ranging selection of activities and programmes.

O encontro cordial entre Mawlana Hazar Imam e o presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa officially welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam to Portugal on 9 July with full state honours at Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President. Before entering the presidential palace on Monday, Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa paused to observe the Portugal Army Band’s rendition of the Portuguese National Anthem and the Nashid al-Imamah.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family were hosted for a state dinner at the Palace of Queluz on 9 July 2018.

Today marked day five of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, which included Mawlana Hazar Imam's meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Portugal, as well as the final two International Talent Showcases. 

Prime Minister António Costa unveils the official Diamond Jubilee commemorative postage stamp in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, as Francisco Lacerda, CEO of CTT (Portugal Postal Services), and Raul Moreira, Head of Philately for CTT, look on.

Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa lauded Mawlana Hazar Imam’s work during a luncheon hosted in his honour earlier today.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Palácio de Belém.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa officially welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam to Portugal on 9 July with full state honours at Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President.

Tajik musicians perform at the International Talent Showcase.

Highlights of the all the events on day four of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018.