Aga Khan Trust for Culture

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The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) is an agency 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 and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa. It focuses on the revitalization of communities in the Muslim world—physical, social, cultural, and economic.[1] The AKTC was founded in 1988 and is registered in Geneva, Switzerland, as a private non-denominational philanthropic foundation.


Historic preservation[edit]

Extensive restoration work at Humayun's tomb was done by the trust in 2008
Restoration of Isa Khan's tomb in 2015

The trust has restored and rehabilitated over 350 monuments and historic sites all over the world, especially in south Asia. UNESCO also awarded it 13 heritage awards for excellence in restoration.[4]


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  3. ^ "The Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the National Museum of Mali sign a Collaboration Agreement" (Press release). Musée National du Mali. 2006-06-07. Archived from the original on 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2007-10-22.
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  13. ^ a b "The Aga Khan Trust for Culture receives two awards from UNESCO for sustainable development and excellence | Tajikistan News ASIA-Plus". Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  14. ^ "Sharjah awards heritage conservation award to Aga Khan Trust for Culture". Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  15. ^ "Six-year Project: Behind Rahim's tomb restoration — 1,75,000 man-days and 3,000 craftsmen". The Indian Express. 2020-12-22. Retrieved 2020-12-26.

External links[edit]

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