Exclusive Press Club Curator Guided Tour of Aga Khan Exhibition

Date: Saturday, 20th October 2012
Time: 10.30am
Place: Meet @ Lobby of Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place

Dear members,

Join our exclusive guided tour and marvel at masterpieces of Islamic art from many regions of the Islamic world. This exhibition affords a unique opportunity to view choice pieces from the collection of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. The Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community.
The complex architectural traditions of the Islamic world will be explored through a hundred objects drawn from Iran, India, Turkey, Syria, Spain, and Egypt. Works of art in metal, wood and pottery, as well as paintings and textiles covering more than a thousand years of artistic production will be on display.

The exhibition includes contextual photographs that illustrate the historical background and inspiration behind the various artistic forms. A fully illustrated catalogue written by experts will be available. The privately sponsored exhibition is organised by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Members will also be given a walk-through of a separate exhibition entitled Islamic Arts from Southeast Asia: Highlights of the Asian Civilisations Museum. The displays reveal how artistic ideas from central Islamic lands were adapted to a style that is uniquely Southeast Asian.

Together, the two exhibitions illustrate the wide range of Islamic arts across the world and their connections across cultures.

Web Links:

Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts

Islamic Arts from Southeast Asia: Highlights of the Asian Civilisations Museum

The event is free-of-charge. To register, please email: secretariat@pressclub.org.sg

Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 17th October

Please give your name, membership number, current occupation and hp number. You may register your guest(s) but please indicate their current occupation. If the group size is too large, we may need to arrange two consecutive tours, with half the group viewing the exhibits on your own first. You will be informed of this in the confirmation email that will be sent after the deadline. Thank you.

Contact Press Club MC member Carol Foo at carolfoo@mediacorp.com.sg