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Jeddah, KSA, January 15, 2014 – 1001 Inventions launches award-winning exhibition in Jeddah for a one-month residency.
The 1001 Inventions exhibition in Jeddah is a main attraction at Saudi Aramco’s iThra Knowledge Programme – one of the programmes organized by King AbdulAziz Center for World Culture. The exhibition, which was declared the world’s best by the European museums Industry, will be open until the 13th of February 2014.
Science explainers, role playing ancient scholars from Muslim Civilisation, welcome visitors to the
1001 Inventions exhibition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The exhibition highlights a thousand years of scientific, technological and cultural achievements from the seventh century onwards, a period known as the “Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation” stretching from Spain to China.
Exhibitions produced by 1001 Inventions have already received more than three million visitors at blockbuster residencies cities around the world breaking visitor number records in London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Istanbul.
Ahmed Salim, Producer and Director of 1001 Inventions, said: “This is an important day. We have the honour of bringing one of our biggest exhibitions to this wonderful city. Also we are proud that for the first time ever, 1001 Inventions has three major exhibitions open at same time around the World. One here in Jeddah, another in Sweden and a third in Kuala Lumpur under the patronage of the Government of Malaysia.”
1001 Inventions productions highlight the role of men and women of different faiths and cultures that worked together in Muslim Civilisation, building upon the knowledge of ancients civilisations, and helping to make breakthroughs that have left their mark our lives today.
This Jeddah exhibition features a diverse range of exhibits, hi-tech games, interactive displays and science theatre that bring to life historic role models from Muslim Civilisation aiming to serve as inspirations for young people in Saudi Arabia to pursue careers in science and technology.
Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy six interactive ‘Zones’ that reproduce some of the most astounding inventions of the Golden Ages and demonstrates the broad influence that Muslim Civilisation has had on the way we live our lives today.
Guests enter the exhibition after watching the award-winning short film – 1001 Inventions The Library of Secrets. Told as a short story, the 10-minute movie follows the journey of young children exploring the era of the historically mislabeled ‘Dark Ages’ and this will give them a better understanding and appreciation when they start exploring the main exhibition.
Oscar-winning actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, plays renowned 12th century engineer, Al-Jazari, who introduces the wealth of innovation and advancement that occurred throughout the Muslim World from 7th and 17th centuries.
TIMING: The 1001 Inventions exhibition in Jeddah is open from 15th January till 13th February 2014. Open daily from 5.00pm, and will close at 11.00pm on weekdays and 12.00am midnight on weekends.
LOCATION: The exhibition is located in a large-scale custom-built venue beside the Saudi Aramco Training Centre next to Jeddah Airport.
About 1001 Inventions
1001 Inventions is an award-winning educational organisation that is championing an international effort to celebrate the achievements of Muslim Civilisation.
Working with a network of high profile international partners and world’s leading academics, 1001 Inventions produces world-class experiences, blockbuster interactive exhibitions, short feature films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.
Through its award-winning multi-media productions, 1001 Inventions showcases one thousand years of contributions from inspirational men and women of different faiths and cultures in a civilisation that spread from Spain to China.
1001 Inventions has already helped engage with over 70 million people. It is unique both in terms of its quality content and productions, and its unrivalled success in reaching the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.
The 1001 Inventions brand focuses on socially relevant media aiming to accelerate change, engage and inspire audiences.
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Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC)
The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) is the global academic and knowledge partner for 1001 Inventions. FSTC is an international network of historians, scientists, engineers, educationalists and museum professionals working to popularise awareness of the historic roots of science. By highlighting role models from the past and how their achievements and inventions live on in the modern world, FSTC aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Further information is available on FSTC's popular website: www.FSTC.org.uk.
Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives
Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) is a global strategic partner for 1001 Inventions. ALJCI is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the ALJ Group, which is a Toyota automobiles distributor in 13 different countries. ALJCI plans and operates numerous global programs, such as poverty-alleviation initiatives, artistic and educational projects and technology innovation grants, including a long history of scholarships for students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information please visit ALJCI website: www.aljci.org