'1001 Inventions' announces latest tour
Kuala Lumpur, 24th November 2012: The award-winning blockbuster exhibition, 1001 Inventions, about the achievements of Muslim Civilization in science and technology, will be launching a three-year tour of Malaysia in early 2013 for its Asian Premiere, following a global tour which has seen the show make appearances in London, Istanbul, New York, Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.
Recognised as the world’s best touring exhibition by the Museum and Heritage Excellence Awards in London, last year Abu Dhabi was the first city in the Middle East to host the exhibition, as part of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Science Festival. The bilingual exhibition received huge success and was an anchor attraction that saw a total number of 75,000 visitors, 11,000 of which were children attending as part of organised school trips.
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 Asian Premiere in Malaysia. Inspiring more young people to study those Science and technology subjects is a national concern for many nations across the Middle East and Asia that are working towards developing more competitive and knowledge-based economies.”
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 interactive1001 Inventions experience. We’re excited to be working with Science Discoveries SdnBhd to bring this ground-breaking exhibition to Malaysia.”
Dato' Dr. Zakri Bin Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to Prime Minister Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak said:"On a recent visit to New York City, I was able to visit the fascinating exhibition 1001 Inventions. We are all familiar with the stories of 1001 Nights but less so with any that is associated with inventions. Science flourished in the Muslim world in those days as a result of individual creativity. We hope that through the show individuals throughout the region will be inspired to continue on this legacy."
The 1001 Inventions initiative 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 RecepTayyipErdogan 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 Malaysian 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.
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