The exhibition finished its record breaking residency at the Science Museum in London where it received more than 400,000 visitors, including the Turkish Prime Minister on his state visit to the United Kingdom in March 2010 who invited 1001 Inventions to Turkey. Istanbul becomes the first venue of the exhibition’s five-year international tour.
The 1001 Inventions exhibition will be based at Sultan Ahmet Square for a total of 7 weeks, until the 5th of October 2010, and is situated between the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque in central Istanbul. More than 200,000 visitors are expected to enjoy a journey of discovery through the history of Muslim civilisation and discover the underappreciated scientific and cultural heritage from the Middle Ages that paved the way for the European
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (centre), Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani Chairman of FSTC and 1001 Inventions (left of centre), Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel Chairman of ALJ Community Initiatives and sponsors of 1001 Inventions (right of centre)