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Islamic Architecture: Past to Present


Islamic Architecture: Past to Present

Date: Four consecutive Thursday mornings starting April 16. 10–11 am.
Price: FREE

This lecture series will be delivered as a free online course. Go here to reserve your spot, and we will send you an email in the coming days with information on how to participate. 


People who registered for the original six-week course will receive a refund. Ticket purchases have been automatically refunded to the buyer’s Aga Khan Museum account. The account credit can be used to buy future Museum tickets, and it does not expire. To have the refund applied to the credit card used to buy your ticket, or to convert your refund into a donation to the Museum, contact us at [email protected]. We will endeavour to respond to your request within 24 hours. Go here for more information about the Museum’s response to COVID-19.


The mosque, the tomb, the palace, the bazaar: each class in this four-week series will explore treasures from the world of Islamic architecture. Join us as we delve in to a range of buildings, places you may have experienced yourself or have yet to add to your list of wonders to visit. Moving from examples of the early Islamic period to the newest constructions being erected today, classes will outline the basic features of each type and examine the work of a featured architect from Sinan the Great to Zaha Hadid.




Dr. Marika Sardar, Curator at the Aga Khan Museum, has worked at museums in Doha, San Diego, and New York, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has produced exhibitions on narrative in Indian painting, the art of the Deccan sultanates, and trade textiles of the 16th–18th centuries. A specialist in South Asian art, she is currently working on a publication of a Ramayana manuscript that once belonged to Hamida Banu Begum, mother of Mughal emperor Akbar.


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