Aga Khan Museum
The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic art and culture in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. It is the only museum of its kind in the country, and it showcases the history and heritage of the Muslim people in Mindanao. Here are some facts about the Aga Khan Museum that you might find interesting:
• The Aga Khan Museum was established in 1962 by the Philippine government and the Aga Khan Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes social development and cultural preservation. The museum was named after Aga Khan III, the 48th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, who donated funds for its construction.
• The museum has a collection of more than 1,000 artifacts that date back from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Some of the items include manuscripts, textiles, metalwork, jewelry, weapons, musical instruments, and ceramics. The museum also has a library that contains rare books and documents on Islamic studies .
• The museum has a unique architecture that reflects the Islamic and Maranao influences. The museum has a dome-shaped roof that is decorated with geometric patterns and colors. The museum also has a courtyard that has a fountain and a garden. The museum is located inside the Mindanao State University campus, which is also a cultural and educational center for the Muslim community .
• The museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The entrance fee is 50 pesos for adults and 20 pesos for students, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. The museum also offers guided tours, lectures, workshops, and exhibits for visitors who want to learn more about Islamic art and culture .