Sultans of Science’ opens at MTN Sciencentre
For the first time ever, ‘Sultans of Science’ the traveling version of Dubai’s permanent Ibn Battuta Mall exhibition on “1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered” is open at the MTN Sciencentre in Cape Town South Africa to coincide with the famous annual York Forum which gathers the worlds top scientists and museum heads under one roof.
Researched and prepared by MTE Studios, the ‘Sultans of Science’ exhibition showcases inventions and discoveries by Islamic scientists and inventors between the 7th and 17th Century, which laid the foundation for modern science. The exhibition aims to improve the understanding of optics, physics, mechanics, flight, astronomy, cartography, water-raising devices, trick devices, the Elephant Water Clock and the Castle Clock that will assist teaching the history of science, mechanisms, physics, map making and the human body.
Mr. Ludo Verheyen, Director of MTE offices in Dubai added, ‘Sultans of Science is a unique exhibition, which not only provides you with an insight and rediscovery of missing history, but it also sends a powerful and positive message to the world of embracing multi-cultural knowledge and reconciliation of civilizations.
“The exhibition also features historical innovations from the Islamic world which has assisted us in the fields of science and technology. The travelling exhibit of the Sultans of Science was conceptualized with aim creating an awareness of Islamic contributions to modern day society and developments.”
The “Sultans of Science” exhibition unveiled at the MTN Sciencentre in Canal Walk, on the 16th of November marking its premier showing in South Africa. The travelling exhibition was developed by MTE Studios - Cape Town and Dubai, a specialized consultancy practice that focuses on themed architecture and interactive learning exhibitions.
The historical innovations, creations and developments that have been placed in the MTN Sciencentre helps visitors have an understanding of the numerous contributions made by Islamic scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Professor Mike Bruton of the MTN Sciencentre in South Africa said, “The MTN Sciencentre is proud to house this interactive display of scientific discoveries of historical value. It is educational and a valuable addition to the centre’s existing display of exhibits as the project promises to not only to be entertaining but also to raise the level of historical awareness on Islam’s contribution to Science and Technology.”
A quick glimpse of the exhibition shows respected Medical Discoveries made by the first hospital ever, an Islamic hospital called Maristan headed by Jibrail Bakhtishu. The exhibition also showcases inventions such as Al Jazari’s Water raising devices, trick devices as well as discoveries and studies in astronomy.
The exhibition at the MTN Sciencentre is a welcome attraction not only to children on school trips but for adults who share a keen interest in history and developments made through the ages.
MTE Studios also signed a supervision of project agreement recently with The Research House for Islamic Studies & Heritage Revival in Dubai. The agreement includes the Academic supervision and contribution of The Research House for Islamic Studies & Heritage Revival towards the global Iconic exhibition called ‘1000 years of knowledge rediscovered’ at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai U.A.E. as well as ‘Sultans of Science’.
Finely crafted, with exceptional attention to detail, this is an exhibition not to be missed.
About Sultans of Science
‘Sultans of Science’ is a global touring exhibition celebrating the contribution of Muslim Scholars in Science and Technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World and the influence their inventions and contributions has towards modern society.
Focused on increasing knowledge and understanding of these invaluable contributions, ‘Sultans of Science’ has been created as a global traveling exhibition in order to enable its message to be far reaching through science centers and museums around the world.
Purely informative and enlightening in content the exhibition is not politically or religiously motivated. The content features interactive displays with information on inventions, innovations and discoveries covering a broad spectrum of science topics such as astronomy, mathematics, medicine, optics amongst others, which were ahead of its time.
About MTE Studios
With offices in Dubai, U.A.E., and Cape Town, South Africa, MTE Studios, a specialized consultancy practice focused on themed architecture and edutainment, has a hands-on approach to all projects provided by its internationally renowned, inter-disciplinary team of over 50 specialists from 13 countries (architects, interactive designers, art directors, engineers, artists and artisans).
From conception to launch, MTE Studios excels in delivering innovative concepts, inventing and creating projects and products that exceed client expectations through a voyage of innovation and experiments which has become the MTE trademark. From storyline development to designing, prototyping, manufacturing and installation of interactive edutainment exhibits, MTE Studios oversees the full creative and production process as well as consults on the planning and design of projects.
MTE Studios has worked on major projects in the UAE and beyond and their work has been recognized and appraised worldwide and will soon be shown in different continents through an historic exhibition on inventions, innovations and discoveries in Science and Technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World