Exhibition chronicling Islamic
inventors travels to San Jose

DUBAI — ‘Islamic Science Rediscovered’, an exhibition highlighting the contributions of Muslim scholars has opened at The Tech Museum in San Jose.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 11:54 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

The travelling exhibition researched and developed by Dubai and Cape Town-based MTE Studios, chronicles the tales of popular Muslim inventors who contributed towards the development of science and mathematics during the Golden Age of Islam (700 – 1700 CE).

The 40-station, multimedia exhibition highlights how Muslims worked harmoniously alongside people of different faith and races across Africa, Asia and Europe. “The exhibition is meant to focus on increasing knowledge and understanding of the many invaluable contributions that have come from the Islamic world,” said MTE Studios CEO Ludo Verheyen.

“In addition to its potential to edify visitors, this exhibition powerfully encourages the building of bridges between all cultures and offers new perspectives,” added Ludo.

The exhibit features a display how early Muslim thinkers from Cordoba, Spain, tried to explain the flight of birds, while thinkers in Damascus decades ago pondered over mathematics. The dawn of the Islamic Golden Age in the seventh century was profoundly inspired by the instruction to seek and share knowledge.

Ann Bowers, Chair of The Tech Museum Board said: “A couple of years ago when I was travelling overseas I had seen the exhibition and was surprised at how little I knew about the Islamic Golden Age and its thinkers influence on modern medicine, mathematics, astronomy and more.”

‘Islamic Science Rediscovered’ has travelled to various venues including Liberty Science Centre in New Jersey, Ontario Science Centre and The TELUS World of Science in Canada, where it garnered wide attention and accolades.— muaz@khaleejtimes.com

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