Published On: Wed, Sep 10th, 2014

Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America

Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America | National Post

Luis Monreal is a ball of energy who speaks quickly and wields a large vocabulary. Born in Spain to a Catalan mother and a Basque father, he is fluent in French, Spanish, English, German, and (he smiles) “some Arabic.”

The man who runs the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva is in Toronto, preparing for the opening of the new Aga Khan Museum.

Lighting technicians, carpenters, curators and cleaners bustle through the galleries, scrambling to get everything finished for a press preview Wednesday. The facility, which opens next week, is the first museum of Islamic art in North America.

Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America

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