Welcome to F.I.E.L.D.- the First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database.


Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) coordinates the Network's cultural activities, which focus upon building and spaces in societies in which Muslims have a significant presence. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, these are the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) and the Historic Cities Support Programme (HCSP). The Trust also supports the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. The goal of the Trust's programmes is to enhance awareness of the cultural importance of buildings and spaces in historic and contemporary Muslim societies, and to encourage the pursuit of excellence in architecture and its related building arts. They share the conviction that cultural renewal in the Muslim world is best served when traditions, solidly grasped, is suffused with the creative, confident expression of modern expressions and techniques.

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