Held at the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre in Ar-Rass, the exhibition was organised in partnership between the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, 1001 Inventions and Benchmark Events...
1001 completes another full year of Ibn Al-Haytham global tour events with big turnout in Al Qassim province.
Ar-Rass, Al-Qassim, 22 December 2017: “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” exhibition completes a one-week residency at Ar-Rass in Al Qassim province in central Saudi Arabia. Held at the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre in Ar-Rass, the exhibition was organised in partnership between the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, 1001 Inventions and Benchmark Events.
Tens of thousands of school children and families visited the world-class 1001 Inventions exhibition about 11th century pioneering Arab thinker al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham which aims to entertain, educate and inspire audiences with its highly engaging experiences that present Ibn al-Haytham as a positive role model for young people. This is in line with the direction in Saudi to host purposeful entertainment events that bridge education and entertainment and focus on youth engagement.
The exhibition is part of a global educational campaign launched by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO to celebrate the International Year of Light 2015. The campaign has engaged more than 35 million people around the world since its launch in January 2015.
Ibn al-Haytham lived during a golden age of discovery and creativity in Muslim Civilisation where men and women of different faiths and cultures achieved breakthroughs that still influence our world today. Considered by many as the ‘Father of Optics’, he made important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light. His methodology of investigation, in particular using experiments to verify theory, shows certain similarities to what later became known as the modern scientific method.
As a fun and educational experience, the Exhibition offers family audiences of all ages a highly interactive and engaging experience that includes an exciting short film starring legendary actor Omar Sharif featuring a music hit by international artist Sami Yusuf, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, workshops, digital games, live performances, book reading sessions of the Ibn al-Haytham children’s book by National Geographic, story-telling, art gallery, and engaging performances.
Through the Ibn Al-Haytham campaign 1001 Inventions aims to inspire children and young people and equip them with a mind-set that enables them to build a better future. 1001 Inventions led tribute events for Ibn al-Haytham at UNESCO in Paris, United Nations in New York, Royal Society in London with Prince Andrew Duke of York and in more than 10 other cities around the world.
About 1001 Inventions
1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organization that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.
1001 Inventions has engaged with over 350 million people across the globe working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, short films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.