Aga Khan Trust for Culture

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). It focuses on the revitalization of communities in the Muslim world—physical, social, cultural, and economic

The AKTC was founded in 1988 and is registered in Geneva, Switzerland, as a private non-denominational philanthropic foundation. It is an integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a family of institutions created by Aga Khan IV with distinct but complementary mandates to improve the welfare of people in the developing world.

Programs

*Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) is an architectural prize recognizes architectural excellence in the Muslim world.
*Aga Khan Historic Cities Support Programme (HCSP)] supports the revitalization of historic sites in the Muslim world.
*Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia (AKMICA) provides financial resources and technical assistance to support the preservation and promotion of professional oral tradition music in Central Asia and surrounding regions.
*Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) is an endowed center for the history, theory and practice of Islamic architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
*ArchNet is a website on architecture, urban design, urban development, and related issues in the Muslim world, created in cooperation with MIT.
*Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) aims to develop a core introductory humanities curriculum for use in universities in Central Asia based on the cultural traditions of the region.
*Aga Khan Museum refers to two museum projects, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto [cite web |url=http://www.akdn.org/news/toronto_101002.html |title=Aga Khan to Establish Major Academic and Cultural Center and Museum in Canada |accessdate=2006-11-29] and the Museum of Historic Cairo at Al-Azhar Park, Cairo. It also provides support services for museums in the developing world, including the National Museum of Mali. [cite press release |url=http://www.akdn.org/news/2006June7.htm |title=The Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the National Museum of Mali sign a Collaboration Agreement |publisher=Musée National du Mali |date=2006-06-07 |accessdate=2007-10-22]

References

External links

*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/agency/aktc.html | title=Aga Khan Trust for Culture (website) | accessdate=2006-11-15
*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/aktc/AKTC%20Brochure%202004.pdf | title=Aga Khan Trust for Culture Brochure | format=PDF | accessdate=2006-11-15
*cite web | url=http://archnet.org/library/images/sites.tcl?select=collection&key=283 | title=Aga Khan Trust for Culture Archives on ArchNet.org | accessdate=2006-12-02
*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/ | title=The Aga Khan Development Network | accessdate=2006-11-14


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