The Collections Gallery of the Aga Khan Museum is dedicated to showcasing the artistic achievements and lasting legacies of Muslim civilizations between the 9th and 19th centuries, objects on view come from as far afield as Spain in the west and China in the east.
In the Collections Gallery, visitors will enjoy a rotating display of nearly 200 objects from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, masterpieces reflecting a broad range of artistic styles and representing more than ten centuries of human history. Including such works of art as manuscripts, painting, ceramics, glass, and textiles, the Collections Gallery provides an overview of the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions of Muslim civilizations to world history and heritage.
Parts of the gallery are refreshed twice a year with themed installations that explore special topics and allow light-sensitive materials to rest.
BLUE, November 26, 2019 — May 18, 2020
More information coming soon!
See the Highlights Gallery for a sneak peak of a selection of objects featured in this themed installation.
The Bellerive Room is a recreation of a room in the Château de Bellerive in Geneva, Switzerland, home of the late Prince Sadruddin Khan and Princess Catherine Aga Khan. Decorated in the style of a Persian Salon (La Chambre Persanne), the original salon displayed part of what is now the Aga Khan Museum’s Permanent Collection. The Bellerive Room is free for visitors to enjoy during Museum hours and is available for private functions and other events.
La Chambre Persane. Photograph courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
* Objects below will be featured in the themed installation BLUE, part of the Collection Gallery exhibition.
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