Case For Support

Our Vision

Sparking curiosity, advancing pluralism, challenging perceptions, and galvanizing hope and opportunity to build a better world.

The arts play a vital role in society — helping us express ourselves, communicate with each other, think critically, and preserve history. At its core, this is what the Aga Khan Museum is all about.

Our mission is to spark wonder, curiosity, and understanding of Muslim cultures and their connection with other cultures through the arts — with a vision toward impacting lives and contributing to more inclusive and peaceful societies.

Through our world-renowned Islamic art collection, exhibitions, public programs, and performances, our Museum reveals compelling stories that combat society’s misperceptions, opens minds, and creates spaces for dialogue where everyone is welcome.

The Aga Khan Museum is redefining perceptions about what a museum can be and do. By supporting arts and culture that reflect many voices, and creating experiences that encourage mutual understanding, friendship, and a sense of belonging, the Museum is building an inclusive world that celebrates, encourages, and fosters diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural dialogue.

Now, more than ever, the mandate of the Aga Khan Museum matters to the hearts and minds of our communities.

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How Your Support Helps

With the support of our generous community and partners, we are building a reputation as one of the most creative, forward-thinking, and preeminent museums in the world. With your philanthropic commitment, our Museum will strengthen and expand its programs including:

  • Acquisition of new objects and artworks that tell stories, inspire hope, promote unity, and celebrate diversity.
  • Educational programs that ensure lifelong learners develop concepts of cultural understanding, social cohesiveness, and empathy through a deeper appreciation of our shared values.
  • Development of partnerships with universities and other organizations to research, discover, and advance our understanding of ourselves and our connection to diverse communities.
  • Acceleration of diverse performing arts that captivate audiences through unique artistic programming.
  • Promoting technological engagement through the digitization of our collections and online opportunities so that people from all over the world can access the Museum through our #MuseumWithoutWalls programs.
  • Ensuring that the Aga Khan Museum remains accessible to all by expanding free programming and free admission days.
  • Supporting new and emerging artists through their professional journeys by providing internships, curatorships, and fellowships.

How You Can Get Involved

Individual Giving

There are many ways to make an impact at the Aga Khan Museum. You may choose to make a donation, support a specific initiative, or become a Friend or Patron. Your generosity will help us develop and expand our programming, maintain our collections, and develop new exhibitions.

Legacy Giving

A planned gift to the Aga Khan Museum makes a powerful statement about your love of art and culture that will last for generations.


Our Museum volunteers offer much needed support, leading tours, facilitating special events, and providing operational assistance throughout our facility.

Corporate Support

Businesses have the opportunity to support and access the Museum through a variety of corporate memberships, hosting events, and exciting sponsorships.

Government and Foundation Support

Our partnerships with foundations and governmental agencies help to pioneer innovative ways of showcasing and celebrating our connection to diverse communities through support of festivals, exhibitions, and performing arts events.

Contact Us

The Aga Khan Museum plays a critical role in fostering understanding and appreciation across and beyond differences, with the aim of building and strengthening understanding across our world. For more information, or to support the Museum, please contact:

Tazim Hirji
Development Manager, Major Gifts
Tel. :416.646.4677 x 7744


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