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Islamic architecture - Aga Khan Documentation Center: Aga Khan Visual Archive

Supporting teaching of, and research on, the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual and material culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies.


Recently added to Dome - Ottoman architecture in Greece & Cyprus

Citadel Hamam,  Ioannina, Greece

Aslan Pasha Mosque, graveyard, Ioannina, Greece

Ottoman house, Nicosia, Cyprus

Great Mosque of Larnaca, Cyprus

Tzistarakis Mosque, Athens, Greence

All images (c) 1985 Stephania Zographaki

Aga Khan Visual Archive

The Aga Khan Visual Archive (AKVA) combines both a legacy collection and new materials. The legacy archive contains nearly 120,000 slides and digital images of architecture, urbanism, and the built environment of Muslim societies, donated by graduate students traveling on AKPIA Travel Grants, scholars, and architectural firms. As of 2016, AKVA contains all born digital AKDC material  documenting historic and contemporary sites, including some no longer extant.

For more information about the Archive and its holdings, to request a reproduction, or to donate images please contact the Documentation Center.

Program Head

Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D.

Collections Archivist

Betsy Baldwin
Room 7-238