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Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip, Curator of the
celebrated Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, leads guests on a visual journey through
the history, art and customs of the medieval Near-Eastern world. Enjoy an
authentic and delectable Levantine meal prepared in partnership with the
acclaimed chefs from Diwan, Mark McEwan’s award-winning restaurant at the Aga
Filiz Çakır Phillip (PhD, Freie Universität Berlin) is Curator at
the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. She previously worked as a curator at the
Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin and was Senior Fellow at Excellence
Cluster TOPOI and Research Fellow at both the Kunsthistorisches Institut –
Max-Planck-Institut in Florence and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Çakır Phillip is the author of Enchanted Lines: Drawings from
the Aga Khan Museum Collection (2014) and Iranian Arms and Armour from the 15th–19th Centuries (2016) and editor and co-author of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the
Bruschettini Collection. She has curated numerous
exhibitions since the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in 2014. These include In Search of the Artist: Signed Drawings and Paintings from
the Aga Khan Museum Collection (2014); Inspired by India: Paintings by Howard Hodgkin (2015) and Visions of Mughal India: The
Collection of Howard Hodgkin (2015); and A Thirst for Riches: Carpets from the East in Paintings from
the West (2015), in collaboration with
the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibitions are Syria: A Living History (2016), A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now (2016) and Arts of the East: Highlights
of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection (2017), as well as Emperors & Jewels:
Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (2018).
Support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.
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