October 16, 2016
77 Wynford Dr, Toronto, Ontario
Since the Syrian crisis began, no major institution or museum has showcased the culture and history of Syria in an exhibition. The Aga Khan Museum has entered into an unprecedented collaboration with seven of the world’s most prestigious private collections and institutions including the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the ROM, to bring together works that will be exhibiting together for the first time in this landmark project, Syria: A Living History, which opens October 15.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Aga Khan Museum will offer a compelling lineup of programming including lectures and a symposium to further educate, enlighten, and foster positive dialogue about Syria’s past and uncertain future.
Programming includes the lecture “Heritage and Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Save Its Past” on October 16 at 2pm. This is a rare opportunity to hear Professor Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria’s Director-General of Antiquities and Museums Directorate, discuss the impact of the current conflict in Syria on its architectural heritage.