Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC)

Brief Description

The Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative is a Toronto-based research collaboration between the IIS, the Aga Khan Museum (AKM), and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). IAMCC curates public events and fosters interdisciplinary research on Islamic art and material culture.


The Issue

Despite hosting world-class institutions dedicated to Islamic art and material culture and featuring one of the most diverse populations in the world, Toronto has yet to be viewed as a destination for this field of study.

The Project Objective

Leverage the institutional capacities and cultural significance of the UofT, AKM, and ROM to cultivate a global hub on Islamic art and material culture in Canada.

Project Leads

  • Anver Emon
  • Sanniah Jabeen
  • Ulrike Al-Khamis
  • Ruba Kana’an
  • Heba Mostafa
  • Fahmida Suleman


The IAMCC is planning to resume programming in the Fall of 2022 and into Winter 2023.