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Marvellous Creatures in Toronto

13 April 2016

The wonderful ‘Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art’ exhibition held in the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) between March and July 2015 attracted tens of thousands of visitors. The exhibition was designed for families with young children, who enjoyed timeless stories such as the well-known and beloved classics Shahnameh, Kalila wa Dimna and 1001 Nights.

 

MIA staff have recently been working in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto to bring the exhibition to Canada. Objects from MIA’s collection will be travelling to the Aga Khan Museum for the exhibition which will open to the public on 7 May and run until 11 September 2016.

 

“We are proud to be bringing this magical exhibition to a new audience of art lovers in Toronto for the first time.
Shaika Nasser Al-Nassr, Head of Exhibitions Shaika Nasser Al-Nassr, Head of Exhibitions at the Museum of Islamic Art at MIA

The Aga Khan Museum exhibition will be a collaboration and involve objects from both the MIA and Aga Khan collections, as well as other international public and private collections.

If you are in Toronto during the summer, this will be an exhibition not to miss!

More information on Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art at the Aga Khan Museum.

You can listen to the stories from the MIA exhibition In English, Arabic, Malayalam, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, Tagalog, Turkish and Urdu.

 

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