Join & Support

Contributions by our Friends, Patrons, and Donors make a significant impact on the Museum, enriching our Permanent Collection, exciting temporary exhibitions, active performing arts calendar, and innovative educational programs.

Joining the Museum as a Friend, Patron, or Corporate Patron offers a variety of ways to engage with the museum. In addition to joining as a Friend of the Aga Khan Museum, you can also support the museum by making a charitable donation.

Join & Support

Frequently asked Questions and Answers

Canadian and International residents pay their contributions in Canadian Dollars. Friends of the Museum at the Sustaining level and above receive a Canadian tax receipt, issued for the amount contributed less the value of privileges/benefits (referred to as the Advantage Amount).

Donate: Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Tax Information for U.S.A. Residents:

Through a partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., American donors and Friends at the Patron level and above are eligible to receive a U.S. tax receipt.

U.S.A. residents may deduct their donations to domestic organizations that distribute funds to charities in foreign countries, as long as the U.S.A. organization controls the distribution of the funds. Through an agreement between Aga Khan Museum and Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., donors to the Aga Khan Museum through the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. are granted full Support privileges/benefits with the Aga Khan Museum.

Join & Support: By joining as a Friend of the Aga Khan Museum, you receive privileges/benefits that enable you to closely engage with the activities of the Museum. These privileges/benefits are valid for one year and can be renewed annually.

Donate: When you Donate, you make a one-time charitable donation but do not receive the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Museum.

Many of our Supporters Join & Support as well as Donate at the same time.

We offer a discounted National/International rate ($50) for Friends living 100 km+ from Toronto/outside the M and L postal codes, since they are not able to use their benefits as often as GTA residents.


Through the ongoing commitment of its generous Supporters and Donors, the Aga Khan Museum is able to present programming and events that explore the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Islamic civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

Supporters and Donors enable Aga Khan Museum visitors from around the world to journey across cultures, continents, and time. Through its diverse Permanent Collection of objects and its ever-changing roster of innovative programs, the Museum offers a portal to discover the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations.

By joining the group of Aga Khan Museum Supporters, you receive a wide range of exclusive benefits that offer a greater level of engagement with the Museum and its curators. You get invited to special exhibition previews and events. You get to be the first to know about upcoming programming as well as enjoy privileges at the Museum Shop and Diwan Restaurant.

Become an Aga Khan Museum Supporter by joining one of the following Support Categories:
1) Friends
2) Patrons (including Young Patrons)
3) Corporate Patrons

In addition to numerous Supporters, who Join and Renew their Support on an annual basis, the Aga Khan Museum also welcomes Donors. Many of the Museums Supporters do both – Join & Support and Donate.


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