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2 Muslim heritage expos to begin in October

AILYN AGONIA

DOHA TWO exhibitions highlighting the ‘Golden Age’ of Muslim civilisation will begin at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in October. It will run till January 2013.

The 15-week long historical, scientific and cultural showcase through the ‘1001 Inventions’ exhibition and ‘Arabick Roots Qatar’ is a partnership between the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), Qatar Shell and 1001 Inventions, an internationallyrenowned science and cultural heritage brand.

“We would like our communities to be proud of their heritage, the advances made by the Muslim civilisation that affect our lives today, and understand more about the things that are close to their hearts,” QMA CEO Mansoor al Khater told the press at the MIA Education Centre on Tuesday.

“We hope that the 1001 Inventions and Arabick Roots exhibitions will instil national pride among the people in Qatar and encourage our younger generation to understand the importance of innovation and contribute towards a better future for the country,” he told the press conference.

The fun-filled and educational event will bring to Doha for the first time the ‘1001 Inventions Exhibition’ which was named the best touring exhibition of the year at the Museums and Heritage Excellence 2011.

The event has drawn millions of visitors in London, New York, Los Angeles, Istanbul and Washington.

It uses technology and interactive exhibits to relate stories of a thousand years of science, from seventh to 17th centuries, using a highly engaging interpretation


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