The Aga Khan Visual Archive (AKVA) is a collection of the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), that consists of over 120,000 slides and digital images of architecture, urbanism, and the built environment of Muslim societies, donated by students and scholars, affiliated with the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and Harvard, as well as academics, scholars, cultural institutions, and architects from around the world. The images date from the 1970s through the present, and document historic and contemporary sites in the Islamic world, many of which are not documented elsewhere.
In addition to this DOME collection, selections from the archive can be found at These resources contain a growing selection of digitized slides and born-digital images from the AKVA, including plans and drawings. For more information about the Aga Khan Visual Archive, other AKDC@MIT Collections, or for further sources of images of the Islamic world, see the Art and Architecture of the Islamic World subject guide.

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