Member of Scottish Parliament, Nicola Sturgeon launches the 1001 Inventions exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre.
1001 Inventions is a global educational initiative that promotes awareness of the scientific and cultural achievements of Muslim civilisation during the Middle Ages and how those contributions helped build the foundations of our modern world.
Working with worlds leading academics, 1001 Inventions engages with the public through educational media and interactive global exhibitions, in order to highlight the shared cultural and technological inheritance of humanity.
Launched in the United Kingdom in March 2006, 1001 Inventions has successfully educated more than a million people, promoted cross-cultural understanding and strengthened social cohesion.
The 1001 Inventions touring exhibition will embark upon a global tour, starting at the London Science Museum, in January 2010 and will then visit 30 major international cities over a four-year period.
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