1001 Inventions in California Science Center (CSC), Los Angeles, extended for ten weeks until March 2012 due to popular demand. Blockbuster show about science and technology in Muslim Civilization has already attracted 400,000 visitors to LA's Premier Science Center.
Los Angeles, 2nd January 2012: Due to popular demand, the award-winning 1001 inventions exhibition, will continue it's run at the California Science Center (CSC) for an additional ten weeks. More than 400,000 people have already visited the blockbuster show which highlights the enormous contribution to science and technology made by men and women of many different faiths in Muslim Civilization.
Since it launched in London in January 2010, the 1001 Inventions exhibition has attracted more than 2 million visitors during its continuing journey across Europe and the United States. The exhibition opened at the world-renowned California Science Center on the 27th of May 2011 and was scheduled to exhibit there until the end of the year. During that time it attracted enormous interest from different communities across the region as well as attention from local and national media channels.
Speaking on behalf of 1001 Inventions, Prof. Mohamed El-Gomati OBE, said: "1001 Inventions has enjoyed enormous success over the last 12 months, and the cornerstone of that has been our exhibition's very successful residency at the leading science center in California. We're delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, the 1001 Inventions exhibition will be staying in Los Angeles for an additional ten weeks, allowing even more people in the Golden State to experience our interactive science history show."
Jeffrey N. Rudolph, President and CEO of California Science Center (CSC)
Speaking on behalf of California Science Center, President Jeff Rudolph, commented: "We are pleased to host 1001 Inventions for an additional ten weeks. The exhibition brings to life important achievements and timeless, historical innovations from the Muslim world - spanning the fields of engineering, medicine and design."
1001 Inventions will be open at the California Science Center until the 11th of March 2012, free of charge, seven days a week. After its time in Los Angeles, the exhibition travels to Washington, DC, where it will open on the 30th June 2012 for a 6-month residency at the National Geographic Museum.
The 1001 Inventions international touring exhibition enjoyed its US West Coast Premiere at the world-renowned California Science Center, in Los Angeles, on the 27th of May 2011. Following this official public launch, the exhibition will be open to the public daily between 10am and 5pm, free of charge, until the 11th of March, 2012.
25th May 2011. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, officially opened an award-winning exhibition about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilization at the California Science Center in Los Angeles today. The 1001 Inventions exhibition, which has already attracted more than one million visitors during the past year, landed at California's most popular museum, at a VIP launch day attended by LA County Sheriff Lee Baca and Ambassadors from LA-based foreign Consulates.
Speaking via video, Secretary Clinton praised the work of the 1001 Inventions initiative for "celebrating a millennium of science and innovation in the Muslim world," and described the launch of the exhibition as "an exciting day."
During her speech, Mrs. Clinton remarked that "the Muslim world has a proud history of innovators" and highlighted the achievements of people like Fatima Al-Fihri, who founded the world's first modern university, and master engineer Al-Jazari who created the crank mechanisms that drive every plane, train and automobile on the planet.
Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of 1001 Inventions, commented: "We're honored that Secretary Clinton agreed to launch our exhibition here at one o
The exhibition 1001 Inventions opened in early December 2010 in New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and has already attracted several thousand visitors on its US debut. The exhibition's US premiere was highly anticipated after it enjoyed blockbuster runs in both London and Istanbul. The 1001 Inventions exhibition, which highlights the scientific legacy of Muslim civilization in our modern age, made its United States debut at the NYSCI at a special event attended by local media, academics and philanthropists, including Mohammed Jameel, patron of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI).
Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and 1001 Inventions, was one of the keynote speakers at the Uniday (Students Day) conference on 22nd of October 2011 at Stadthalle in Bielefeld, Germany.
by: The Editorial Board This public lecture was organised jointly by the Royal Society and the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC). It traced the stages in the discovery of Arabic culture by European scholars from the early middle ages until the early-modern period.
1001 Inventions, the award-winning global initiative about the history of science in Muslim civilisation, will launch its new venue in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival in November 19th, 2011. The free educational showcase, which was recently crowned "Best Touring Exhibition", will welcome visitors at the Abu Dhabi Corniche until December 24th, 2011. Following successful residencies in London, Istanbul, New York and Los Angeles, where it has attracted a combined audience of more than 1,500,000 visitors, the 1001 Inventions touring exhibition is launching a bi-lingual Arabic-English touring exhibition in response to public demand.