1001 Inventions in Macao for the First Time
Macao Science Center Hosts 1001 Inventions Exhibition
Macao, April 26, 2019: The 1001 Inventions award-winning exhibition “The Golden Age of Arabic Science” opened today at the Macao Science Center. This is the first time the international exhibition, that has toured more than 40 cities around the world, arrives in Macao (or Macau) and China.
Featuring over 60 interactive exhibits, short films, theatre shows, science demonstrations, hands-on workshops and learning resources the exhibition introduces a rich history of science and culture from a thousand years ago starting in the 7th century.
The exhibition offers visitors an exciting journey to discover how during the creative golden age of Arabic science, that spread from Spain to China, scholars of many faiths and cultures built and improved upon knowledge of ancient Greek, Persian, Indian, African and Chinese civilisations and made breakthroughs that have left their mark on the way we live today.
Opening ceremony of the 1001 Inventions exhibition. Vice-President of Macao Science Center, Mr. Tong Chi Kin, Member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jonathan Wong, Acting Curator of MSC, Mr. Sylvester Cheong, as well as Ms. Hanan Dowidar, Head of Strategic Partnerships of 1001 Inventions, and Ms. Serena Lei, Mandarin Oriental, Macau.
Acting Curator of the Macao Science Center, Mr. Sylvester Cheong, said:
We are delighted to host the 1001 Inventions exhibition and offer our visitors the opportunity to learn about science through exciting and interactive exhibits that showcase a scientific and cultural legacy that still influences our lives today.”
Hanan Dowidar, Head of Strategic Partnerships of 1001 Inventions, said:
1001 Inventions is honoured to launch at the Macao Science Center. This fun and educational exhibition aims to spark interest in science, inspire creativity and incite curiosity.” “It is of particular importance for young people in Macau and China to learn about lesser-known stories of science and innovation presented in this exhibition. This not only allows them to better understand their history and culture but also to help promote intercultural exchanges and connectivity that is most relevant to the efforts to revive the ancient Silk Road.”
In addition to signature 1001 Inventions exhibits including a replica of the 13th century Elephant Clock by the ingenious engineer Al-Jazari, the exhibition at the Macao Science Center features many highly engaging experiences including the Abbas ibn Firnas Virtual Reality flight simulator, the gesture-control Quizdom game, the habitat nature digital game among many others interactive exhibits that are fun for the whole family.
The Macao Science Center is organising numerous programmes themed on the 1001 Inventions exhibition including drama tours, special visits for school groups, exciting activities during school holidays, public lectures, parent-child workshops, contests and much more. More information on: http://www.msc.org.mo/1001inventions
Opening Hours and Location
The Golden Age of Arabic Science: Exhibition from 1001 Inventions, sponsored by Macao Foundation, will run until October 27, 2019.
Hours: 10.00 - 18.00 hrs (closed on Thursdays – open on public holidays)
Macao Science Center, Gallery 2, Exhibition Center, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macao
About Macau Science Center
Macao Science Center (MSC) aims to promote science popularization and education among local adolescents, compliment tourism development in Macao and provide a regional platform for science education, convention and exhibition.
About 1001 Inventions
1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organisation that creates global educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions that raise public awareness of historical contributions to science, technology and culture.
1001 Inventions has engaged with over 400 million people around the world and works with a network of international educational and institutional partners including UNESCO, World Food Programme and National Geographic. It produces interactive events, short films, live shows, books and exhibitions that have received more than 15 million visitors across 40 countries.