Aga Khan Museum

Toronto
2014

ClientAga Khan Trust for Culture

LocationToronto, Canada

Date2012 – 2014

Size1 000 m2

Budget90 M€

ScopeMuseography of all the museum, including first temporary exhibitions Team coordination between multimedia mediation, graphic design, accessibility, and lighting design

Project leaderCarole Pfendler, Marc Sarrazin

CuratorsSuren Melikian Shirvani, Heather Ecker

ArchitectMaki and Associates

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsCL Design

SignageLocomotion

LightingACL

AwardsApollo Awards 2014 shortlist

Photo creditGary Otte, Janet Kimber, On situ,Studio Adrien Gardère

Inaugurated in September 2014, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is the first museum in North America entirely dedicated to the Arts of Islam. Studio Adrien Gardère won the international consultation for the design of the permanent and temporary galleries of the Aga Khan Museum and the furnishing of its of public spaces.

 

Following Fumihiko Maki‘s architectural principles, with its central courtyard — the museum's light well — and the circumambulation to which it invites the public; the scenography of the permanent galleries is organized around three monumental works of art: a Mamluk fountain, a Safavid carpet and an Andalusia ceiling, all deploying various chronological and geographical visiting paths. Multimedia installations -- conceived with on-situ -- play an essential role throughout the museum’s path, inviting visitors to delve into the magnificent works of art’s details at unsuspected scales.

 

The Studio also designed the first two temporary exhibitions of the Aga Khan Museum - « In Search of the Artist » and « Garden of Ideas ».

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StudioAdrienGardere_Museo_Aga_Khan_2014

ClientAga Khan Trust for Culture

LocationToronto, Canada

Date2012 – 2014

Size1 000 m2

Budget90 M€

ScopeMuseography of all the museum, including first temporary exhibitions Team coordination between multimedia mediation, graphic design, accessibility, and lighting design

Project leaderCarole Pfendler, Marc Sarrazin

CuratorsSuren Melikian Shirvani, Heather Ecker

ArchitectMaki and Associates

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsCL Design

SignageLocomotion

LightingACL

AwardsApollo Awards 2014 shortlist

Photo creditGary Otte, Janet Kimber, On situ,Studio Adrien Gardère