1001 Inventions launched by Deputy First Minister

Click here: AllMediaScotland.com – 1001 Inventions launched by Deputy First Minister

A ground-breaking interactive exhibition “1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World” was opened today (23rd October) at Glasgow Science Centre by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.  The exhibition reveals some of the best kept secrets and inventions by ancient scholars and brings to life an overlooked “golden age” of scientific innovation

1001 Inventions  uncovers one thousand years of scientific and technological innovation by Muslim inventors, engineers, doctors, astronomers, and scholars from the 7th to 17th centuries.

The exhibition tells the story of innovations from the first flying machine, the first rocket, the first university, the first world globe, our numbers 1 – 9, algebra, astronomy and surgical instruments  to everyday items like coffee, soap, the fountain pen, clocks, and the camera.
Opening the exhibition, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said :-“1001 Inventions is a fascinating and much-praised exhibition and I’m sure it will be a huge success here in Glasgow.“The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the bringing together of the two strands of Islamic art, philosophy and culture, and scientific endeavour…”

…The 1001 Inventions exhibition is currently on a UK tour, with the Glasgow Science Centre the only showing in Scotland.   Over 250,000 people have already visited the exhibition in Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham and it is expected about 50,000 will see the 1001 exhibition in Glasgow.


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