Aga Khan University Celebrates 40 Years with Multimedia Exhibition

KARACHI, Aga Khan University (AKU) has launched “A Transformative Vision,” a multimedia exhibition that narrates the University’s 40-year legacy, now open to the public featuring insights from noted personalities such as Dr Ishrat Husain and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

According to The Aga Khan University, the exhibition marks the first in AKU’s history to capture its evolution with multimedia presentations, including photography, video, artefacts, and documents. The showcase reflects on the founder’s vision, the efforts of its contributors, and the University’s expansive growth from a single campus to a global institution.

Mr Zakir Mahmood, Chairman of the AKU Board of Trustees, reflected on the institution’s journey, celebrating the collective efforts that have built the University’s strong foundations. AKU President Sulaiman Shahabuddin highlighted the exhibit as a retrospective journey, marking new developments and expressing pride in the University’s achievements.

The exhibit, free to visitors at AKU’s Stadium Road campus, was curated by The Citizens Archive of Pakistan and is slated to move to the Nairobi campus next year. The exhibition includes speeches by the Aga Khan, interviews with significant contributors, architects’ documents, and historical newspaper articles, as well as a newly commissioned piece of music for the anniversary.

Dr Ishrat Husain commended AKU for its contributions to Pakistan’s development, while Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the Patron of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, expressed honor in collaborating with AKU for the exhibit that also showcases the University’s global endeavors through various media.