510,000 visitors in 4 weeks record for 1001 Inventions Riyadh


New global record achieved for a 1001 Inventions exhibition

London, 24th September 2014: The world’s leading exhibition about the history of science from Muslim Civilisation has received more than half a million visitors during its 4-week residency in the Saudi Capital Riyadh last month.

The 1001 Inventions exhibition in Riyadh was a main attraction hosted by King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture at Saudi Aramco’s iThra Knowledge Programme. The exhibition, which was declared the world’s best by the European museums Industry, highlights a thousand years of scientific, technological and cultural achievements from the seventh century onwards, a period known as the “Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation” stretching from Spain to China.

Exhibitions produced by 1001 Inventions have received more than six million visitors at blockbuster residencies in cities around the world breaking visitor number records in LondonNew YorkLos AngelesWashington DCDohaAbu Dhabi  IstanbulJeddahDhahranHassaKula LumpurSharjah, andKarlstad.

Shaza Shannan, Middle East Director of 1001 Inventions, said: “The incredible public response to this 1001 Inventions in Riyadh, which was proceeded by another successful 4 week residency in Jeddah earlier in the year attracting 450,000 visitors, has shown that there is huge interest in Saudi Arabia for science and history of Muslim Civilisation and its relevance to our lives today. We are grateful for the support we have received and continue to receive from our partners in Saudi Arabia and around the world.”

1001 Inventions productions highlight the role of men and women of different faiths and cultures that worked together in Muslim Civilisation, building upon the knowledge of ancients civilisations, and helping to make breakthroughs that have left their mark our lives today.

1001 Inventions is a British-based educational organisation that produces engaging science experiences and productions that highlight one thousand years of underappreciated achievements by inspirational men and women who helped lay the foundations of our modern world.

1001 Inventions is currently welcoming visitors to exhibitions in The Netherlands and Malaysia, with a world-premier Live Show in Sao Paulo.

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organisation, 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.

For one thousand years from the 7th century onwards, inspirational men and women, of different faiths and cultures built upon knowledge of ancient civilisations, making discoveries that have had a huge and often underappreciated impact on our world.

In an area that spread from Spain to China, this Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation saw fascinating advancements in science and technology that helped pave the way for the European Renaissance.

Over the last decade, 1001 Inventions has engaged with over 100 million people across the globe, with educational campaigns in cities such as in London, Istanbul, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi and Jeddah.

1001 Inventions works with a network of 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.

The exhibition in Riyadh was supported by Saudi Aramco, The King Abdul Center for World Culture and ALJ Community Initiatives.