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Posted On: 17 October 2012 08:52 am
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1001 Inventions and Arabick Roots Exhibitions

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1001 Inventions and Arabick Roots look at the 'Golden Age' of Muslim Civilisation. Focusing on both the innovations that originated in the Middle East and how these were later adopted by the west, these dual exhibitions combine interactive displays with ancient manuscripts and artifacts. Taking place at the Museum of Islamic Art and the adjacent park, the exhibitions open to the public on 17 October 2012.

17th October - 12 November 2012

(Located on the grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art, in a Marquee)

Free Entry to all

1001 Inventions looks at the Golden Age of Muslim civilisation and the scientific innovations that took place. Covering the 1000 year period between the 7th and 17th century, the exhibition utilises interactive displays to show how Middle Eastern technology, science, and medical practices paved the way for contemporary society.

About the Exhibition

Just like you, the heroes of science and technology from the history of Muslim civilizations were men and women experimenting with new ideas, wanting to make a difference in their world. Like Qatar’s Education City, these inventors worked together collaboratively, learning in cities from Cairo, Egypt to Cordoba, Spain to China alongside each other. 1001 Inventions is a fun exhibition where visitors can interact with inventions and scientists from the past—use a replica of the world’s first camera to understand how we see, meet the first person to brave a rocket-powered flight, and even learn how predicting the moon’s pattern for Ramadan led to superior innovations in astronomy.

1001 Inventions Roots Exhibition Times

Weekdays 5pm - 10:30pm
Friday 2pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Nb: Open during Eid break

Stars of Science

Now in its fourth season, Stars of Science, initiated by Qatar Foundation, is the first Pan-Arab reality-TV program dedicated to innovation. It aims to shine a light on the next generation of young Arab innovators.

Visit their website to discover how young Middle Eastern inventors in 2012 are following the lead set by their ancestors. You can view a program guide and a list of this season’s young leaders at

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Education workshops will be offered continuously for children and families visiting the 1001 Inventions exhibit. Fun activities on offer include drawing, story-telling, and acting. Educator days, school group tours, and University class tours will also be available. For additional details please email [email protected]