Scandinavian debut for award-winning show


Karlstad, 20th March 2013: The award-winning blockbuster exhibition, 1001 Inventions, about the achievements of Muslim Civilisation in science and technology, will be making its Scandinavian debut with a five month residency at the prestigious Värmland’s Museum in Karlstad at the end of August 2013, it was announced today.

Recognised as the world’s best touring exhibition by the Museum and Heritage Excellence Awards in London, the ground-breaking 1001 Inventions show has already received more than three million visitors during record-breaking residencies in London, Istanbul, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and the Middle East.

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The Scandinavian debut of 1001 Inventions will be a dual language (English & Swedish) exhibition and countrywide campaign produced in partnership with Värmland’s Museum and their headline sponsor, Svenska Postkodlotteriet (Swedish Post Code Lottery).

Värmland Museum is a foundation that was established in 1980 by the Värmland County Council, City of Karlstad and Värmland Ancient Memorial and Museum Society (now Värmland Museum Society).

Värmland Museum has a range of permanent exhibitions, first class coffee shop, beautiful auditorium and a large hall for temporary exhibitions. Carl Nyren was the architect behind this beautiful seven-angular house style museum. Today Värmland Museum is one of the most visited museums in Sweden, welcoming more than 250,000 visitors in 2012.

Speaking on behalf of 1001 Inventions, Producer and Director Mr. Ahmed Salim commented: “We are delighted that our award-winning 1001 Inventions show will be enjoying its Scandinavian debut here in Sweden. The scientific golden age of Muslim Civilisation was fueled by a diverse world of men and women of different faiths, cultures and ethnicities.”

Ahmed Salim
Ahmed Salim

(image copyright 1001 Inventions Ltd, released under free licence)

He continued: “1001 Inventions brings to life pioneering men and women from the history of science whose achievements have had a huge, but hidden influence on the way we live our lives today. These role models serve as an inspiration for young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics thanks to the modern, engaging and highly interactive 1001 Inventions experience. We’re excited to be working with Värmland Museum to bring this ground-breaking dual language exhibition to Sweden.”



The 1001 Inventions brand has received recognition from industry leaders, statesmen and academics from around the world including public messages of support from HRH Prince Charles (UK), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

1001 Inventions is a family-friendly educational brand supported by an international network of academic experts, which ensure that the content of 1001 Inventions productions is of the highest possible academic standard.

The content of all 1001 Inventions productions has been researched by academic experts and then peer reviewed by a network of specialist academics from respected Universities and Museums around the world. In addition, the Science Museum in London employed a panel of renowned experts to review and verify the content of the 1001 Inventions exhibition prior to its six-month residency there.

The Swedish version of the exhibition will feature more than sixty exhibits providing visitors of all ages with a hands-on, interactive and state-of-the-art family-friendly experience. Different zones dedicated to Engineering, Medicine, Astronomy, Mathematics, Geography and Agriculture will highlight the many ways in which Muslim Civilisation helped lay the foundations for the European Renaissance and has had a profound impact on the modern world.

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is a leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage brand reaching over 70 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, blockbuster exhibitions, live shows, films and learning products, 1001 Inventions showcases the contributions of inspirational men and women of different faiths and cultures in a civilization that spread from Spain to China.

1001 Inventions has produced a world-class range of exciting and engaging educational experiences, productions, products and resources that are all extensively researched by academics and experts from the UK-based Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation.

For further information about the 1001 Inventions initiative, images, video etc. please contact us.


Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) is the global strategic partner for the 1001 Inventions brand. 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. 

For further information about Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives visit

Opening Hours

Monday             10am to 6pm
Tuesday             10am to 6pm
Wednesday        10am to 6pm
Thursday            10am to 6pm
Friday                10am to 6pm
Saturday            11am to 4pm
Sunday              11am to 4pm


Admission to the 1001 Inventions exhibition is included in Museum admission:

  • Adults – 60 SEK
  • Young people under 25 – free

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