The Exhibition "1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World" opened at the Science Museum in London on 21 January 2010 and was greeted with great interest by the world's media, keen to cover the exhibition and comment on its various elements. The exhibition, which runs until 30 June 2010, looks at the social, scientific and technical achievements that are credited to the Muslim world, whilst celebrating the shared scientific heritage of other cultures. The exhibition is a British based project, produced in association with the Jameel Foundation.
Initially the exhibition was expected to stay on display until 25 April 2010. But because of the great success it encountered and the rush of visitors, the duration of the 1001 Inventions Exhibition at the Science Museum was extended until the 30th of June 2010.
Featuring a diverse range of exhibits, interactive displays and dramatisation, the exhibition shows how many modern inventions, spanning fields such as engineering, medicine and design, can trace their roots back to Muslim civilisation.
The landmark exhibition 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World, highlights the scientific heritage the world has inherited from Muslim civilisation. The venue has been inundated with thousands of visitors and the Science Museum's Director has described their latest attraction as a "blockbuster".
The free exhibition, which runs from the 21st January to the 30th June 2010, admires the social, scientific and technical achievements that are credited to the Muslim world, whilst celebrating the shared scientific heritage of other cultures. It features a diverse range of exhibits, interactive displays and dramatisation, all of which acknowledge the Muslim world's contribution to many modern inventions, spanning fields such as engineering, medicine and architecture, that can trace their roots back to Muslim civilisation.
The launch of the exhibition marks the beginning of a global tour that will visit the world's most respected museums and centres of learning over the next four years.
A highlight of the exhibition is the short film, 1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets". In the film, three school children visit a dusty library to research the story of 'The Dark Ages'. What they find changes their world view dramatically as ingenious inventors and pioneers of science and culture are vividly brought to life. Starring Oscar-winning legend Sir Ben Kingsley in the role of The Librarian, this astounding movie provides an eye-opening introduction to the 1001 Inventions initiative and is the centerpiece for the global touring exhibition.
A short video clip is also now available, which highlights the main features of the exhibition and celebrates its achievements.
Read more here: The Exhibition "1001 Inventions" Opened at the Science Museum on 21 January 2010. Visit the website of the Global Initiative 1001 Inventions where a complete coverage, with photos, videos and links is available.
To visit the exhibition:
The free exhibition runs from 21 January to 30 June 2010, with a break between 25 February and 12 March.
Address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD, London, UK
Tel. : 0870 870 4868
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