In 2007, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed October Canadian Islamic History Month. ICOMOS Canada would like to recognize the important contribution of Muslim-Canadians in Canada’s history for more than a century and highlight the tangible heritage that the communities have generated. ICOMOS Canada is pleased to host Nadia Kurd for a webinar entitled: “A Mosque on Treaty 6: The Al-Rashid and the Making of Muslim Heritage in Canada.” The webinar will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2020, from 3:00PM – 5:00PM EDT. Registration is open to all who are interested.
Al-Rashid Mosque, the first mosque in Canada was inaugurated on December 12, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, a moment that came to define the enduring presence of Muslim communities across the country. Their presence, recorded as early as the 1850s have been contributing to our collective built-heritage through places of worship, museums, to storefronts and mainstreets. In this webinar, Nadia Kurd will explore the national significance of Al-Rashid and its impact on Canadian Cultural Heritage.
To register, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N45VuIaIRQycK_lJR7Tt2g
Nadia Kurd is an interdisciplinary curator and art historian with a PhD from McGill University. She has special interests in social justice, contemporary Islamic art and architecture, as well as Indigenous art and visual culture from North America.
Nadia’s work has appeared in various catalogues and journals including The Journal of Canadian Studies, Esse Magazine, Femme Art Review, BlackFlash Magazine, The Journal of Canadian Art History, and the International Journal of Islamic Architecture.
She is currently the curator of the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection.