Category: Art & architecture & planning

Gardner Museum free to MIT community

Gardner Museum free to MIT community

Students, staff and faculty can visit Museum with valid MIT ID

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, one of Boston’s most iconic and unique art destinations, is now free for MIT students, staff and faculty. An...

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Isfahan (Iran) Urban History Project archives arrive at AKDC@MIT

Isfahan (Iran) Urban History Project archives arrive at AKDC@MIT

The Aga Khan Documentation Center has received the Isfahan Urban History Project archive from the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada). The project documents the...

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AKDC donates books to university in Morocco

AKDC donates books to university in Morocco

As a result of the sudden and tragic death of Melanie Michaildis (Ph.D., AKPIA MIT 2007) in 2013, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT...

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Fire insurance plans now available on Archnet

Fire insurance plans now available on Archnet

Plans for Alexandria, Cairo, and Istanbul

Fire insurance plans of Alexandria, Cairo, and Constantinople (sic), are now available on Archnet. The plans show building footprints, usages, and materials. These plans were...

Art & architecture & planning
Coming soon: Arts of the Arab uprising

Coming soon: Arts of the Arab uprising

"Creative Dissent" exhibition coming to MIT

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab Uprisings will open September 10, 2015 in the Wolk Gallery. The exhibition documents the art of the Arab uprisings...

Humanities
Aga Khan Documentation Center receives noted scholar’s archive

Aga Khan Documentation Center receives noted scholar’s archive

Yasser Tabbaa, a prominent scholar in Islamic art and architecture, has donated his archive to AKDC@MIT. Dr. Tabbaa has taught at several prestigious US...

Art & architecture & planning

Ever wonder what people are watching on Archnet?

Top 10 videos watched & more: Archnet use statistics for May

Archnet users watched embedded videos ranging from music in Morocco to women architects working in the Muslim world. With more than 216,000 page views,...

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Archnet update: New features and improved search interface

Archnet update: New features and improved search interface

Archnet, a collaborative project between the Aga Khan Documentation Center and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Geneva, Switzerland),  was recently updated to provide a...

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