1001 Inventions Launches at the Library Of Alexandria


Global blockbuster 1001 Inventions launch at the Library of Alexandria. 

Alexandria, 20th October 2015: 1001 Inventions, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and the Library of Alexandria launched today the blockbuster award-winning 1001 Inventions exhibition.

The launch took place at the Conference Centre of the Library of Alexandria led by ex Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and representatives from the three partner organisations hosting the exhibition.

The interactive 1001 Inventions exhibition themed “Discovering Our Past – Inspiring Our Future” highlights over one thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements made during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation. The exhibition will be open for visitors until December 15 at the Conference Centre at the Library of Alexandria.

The exhibition will features interactive exhibitions, educational films, live performances, hands-on workshops and educational resources all suited for a family audience.

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Dr. Mahmoud Sakr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology said: 

We are very pleased to bring to Egypt the world renowned 1001 Inventions Exhibition. The Academy aims to promote the culture of science and innovation through diverse activities and hosting the award-wining 1001 Inventions Exhibition in Alexandria strongly supports our mission.


Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, said

Egypt has a history of academic excellence going back millennia, and the passion this nation has for education continues to this day. The legacy of Arab and Muslim Civilisation is an ongoing gift to humanity and Egypt has a central place in the creation of that legacy. Hosting this award winning exhibition further supports the efforts of the Library of Alexandria to promote science and technology among school students and the public at large, and to show their relevance to everyday life.


Ahmed Salim, Producer and Director of 1001 Inventions, commented:

1001 Inventions is delighted to make its debut in Egypt, a country with a significant role in the development and preservation of knowledge throughout history. 1001 Inventions brings to life the stories of scientists and scholars who lived during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation like Ibn al- Haytham, Ibn Sina, al-Razi, Fatima al-Fihri and many more… those astounding individuals who’ve had a huge but under appreciated impact on the way we live our lives today.” 
He added, “By celebrating those extraordinary scientists we aim to inspire young people in Egypt to pursue careers in science, technology and innovation to help create Egyptian solutions to 21st century challenges.”

The exhibition highlights through its 7 zones achievements and discoveries from the Golden Age in a variety of fields such as engineering, agriculture, medicine and surgery, geography and marine science, astronomy, optics, and education. All the exhibition’s materials and films are in both Arabic and English, and are carefully designed to be appealing to a family audience.

The exhibition is created by the UK-based not-for-profit organisation that develops and delivers global campaigns to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation. Through strategic partnerships with corporations, governments and international organisations, 1001 Inventions has engaged with over 200 million people around the world.

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The award-winning 1001 Inventions exhibition will be in residencey at the Conference Centre of the Library of Alexandria from 20 October to 15 December.

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.


Sunday to Thursday: 9:00am till 7:00pm

Saturday: 12:00 noon till 4:00pm

Free Admission to all visitors


To register for the exhibition , please contact the Planetarium Science Centre (PSC) at psc@bibalex.org.

Telephone: +(203) 4839999; Ext.: 2350, 2351


Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi,
Qesm Bab Sharqi,
Alexandria Governorate
21526, Egypt