Tour: Caravans of Gold, at the Aga Khan Museum

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Aga Khan Museum

77 Wynford Drive

Toronto, ON M3C 1K1

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Docent guided exhibition tour Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa at the Aga Khan

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Caravans of Gold is a ground breaking exhibition that transports you to medieval times when western Africa was at the heart of a global economy, stretching to Europe, the Middle East and beyond - a history largely left out of our Western textbooks.

You’ll encounter masterpieces set beside new archeological discoveries, revealing how western Africa fuelled the world with ideas, luxuries and coveted commodities like ivory, salt and gold. You’ll also meet the legendary Mansa Musa—thought to be one of the wealthiest people of all time.

Featuring major loans from Mali, Morocco and Nigeria, and never before seen in Canada, you won’t want to miss this surprising look into medieval history. The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and it’s academic associates took 8 years to assemble this collection for touring and it travels from here to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

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• Meet at ticket desk, main floor lobby

• Organizer is Patty Fischer mpfischer60@gmail.com

• Car pool assistance: email Patty Fischer who will try to accommodate you

• Parking: $10 for underground and surface parking (use ticket machines)

• TTC access: from the Eglinton and Yonge TTC station, take the 34 “C” Eglinton East Bound bus. The bus will travel about 30-45 minutes. Exit at Garamond Court on Wynford Drive. Walk east 2 minutes or 91 metres to the entrance of the Aga Khan Museum on the south side of Wynford Drive. Please call TTC Customer Service, 416-393-4636 if you have further questions.

• Accessibility: There are elevators available from the parking garage to the lobby, and by the restaurant to take you from the lobby to the exhibition on the 2nd floor

* Restaurant: Diwan 416-646-4670

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Aga Khan Museum

77 Wynford Drive

Toronto, ON M3C 1K1

Canada

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