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What is 1001 Inventions?
Discovering the Past, Inspiring a Better Future
1001 Inventions is a leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage brand reaching over 150 million people around the world.
1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim Civilisation from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our modern world.
Through its award-winning educational programmes, books, block-buster exhibitions, live shows, films and learning products, 1001 Inventions showcases the contributions of inspirational men and women of different faiths and cultures in a civilisation that spread from Spain to China.
1001 Inventions have produced a world-class range of exciting and engaging educational experiences, productions, products and resources that are all extensively researched by academics and designed industry experts.
Originally launched in the United Kingdom in March 2006, 1001 Inventions's academic partner is the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), a British based non-profit, non-religious and academic organization. Working with world’s leading academics, 1001 Inventions engages with the public through educational media and interactive global exhibitions, in order to highlight the shared cultural and technological inheritance of humanity.
WATCH: 1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets
Oscar-winning actor and screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley has taken the starring role in a short feature film about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation. The mini-movie, 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets, accompanies the global touring exhibition currently open to the public at the Science Museum in London.