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Expo of ‘1001 Inventions’ from Muslim civilisation in April-May
By a staff reporter March 19, 2014
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SHARJAH: Ahmed Bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Director of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), has announced that from April 15-May 15, Sharjah will host a ‘1001 Inventions’ exhibition which highlights a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.

The leading exhibition will be hosted for the first time in Sharjah as part of the celebration of the city’s selection as a Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014. It forms part of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which will begin on April 15 at Expo Centre Sharjah.

Hind Lenaid, Head of Exhibitions at SIBF and General Co-ordinator of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, said entry to this ‘1001 Inventions’ exhibition will be free of charge.

Lenaid added that the one-month event will encompass many educational and entertainment activities including films suitable for all the family. These introduce the most important inventions and discoveries in an interactive and fun manner, encouraging children to take those inventors and discoverers as role models.

This ‘1001 Inventions’ exhibition features a diverse range of exhibits to enthral visitors and enrich their knowledge, including interactive displays, electronic games and models that bring to life historic role models from Muslim Civilisation.

The exhibits will be showcased at eight main stands, each of which highlights achievements and discoveries in a certain field - such as engineering, agriculture, medicine and surgery, geography and marine science, astronomy, optics, and education.

An introductory film, ‘1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets’, starring the Oscar-winning Sir Ben Kingsley will be screened during the exhibition. Winner of 27 international awards, the film reflects the rich scientific and cultural heritage left by Muslim Civilisation for today’s generations.

The exhibition is created by the UK based organisation ‘1001 Inventions,’ which works with a network of high profile international partners and the world’s leading academics to produce world-class experiences, blockbuster interactive exhibits, short feature films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. 

Ahmed Salim noted that ‘1001 Inventions’ has engaged with more than 70 million people around the world through its productions and more than 4 million people have visited ‘1001 Inventions’ exhibitions and shows.

The exhibits and educational materials will be available in both English and Arabic.

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