The World of the Fatimids

March 10, 2018

July 2, 2018

$10.00 - $20.00

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr, North York


Events Description

The World of the Fatimids sheds light on one of history’s most intriguing and vibrant civilizations, which at its height in the 10th and 11th centuries influenced thought and life throughout the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, and the Near East – yet is little known in North America.

Through monumental architectural pieces as well as intimately scaled artwork, the exhibition conjures up a land of many faiths and explores life, both royal and everyday, in the capital the Fatimids founded, al-Qahirah, or Cairo. The Fatimids Dynasty built one of the world’s oldest universities, defined luxury fashion for a millennium, compiled one of the greatest libraries, and fostered the development of arts and sciences.

Visitors will see a collection of rare objects such as luminous ceramics, intricate carvings shaped from delicate rock crystal, luxury objects and artifacts on loan from international collections including the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom; and collections from Italy, Germany and Denmark to name a few.

Who is it for?


Tickets : Tickets are $10 for children, $12 for students, $15 for seniors, and $20 for adults.
How to get tickets?

At the door and online


Date & Time: March 10 to July 2, 2018

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm (FREE from 4 pm to 8 pm)
Closed Monday (except holiday Mondays)

Venue: Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Dr., North York, ON M3C 1K1

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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