Discovering Aga Khan Museum: The Gift Shop

What exquisite collection of gifts based on Islamic culture over
centuries

Ismailimail

Reporting from Toronto, Ismailimail speaks with Shoheb Gwaduri about the products in the gift shop. Ismailimail is also delighted to share a gallery of dozen images. Shoheb Gwaduri, Aga Khan Museum’s Manager of Business Development travelled across the Muslim world to bring unique products for the museum’s gift shop that were specifically designed using the museum’s collections, its architecture, jali motifs and geometry.

AKM Gift Shop - Shoheb Gwaduri, Aga Khan Museum's Manager of Business Development standing at the entrance of the Gift Shop with products from 15 different countries. Shoheb Gwaduri, Aga Khan Museum’s Manager of Business Development standing at the entrance of the Gift Shop with products from 15 different countries. [Image: Ismailimail] “Seventy percent of the products are proprietary and exclusively designed for the Aga Khan Museum (AKM) and only available here,” remarks Gwaduri. “I worked with designers and we took inspiration from His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s art collection to create one of a kind pieces” he said proudly showing me beautiful earrings and pins, from Jordan.

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