MTE Studios, a consultancy firm well known for their lifescape architectural projects and world class interactive exhibitions on socio-cultural and scientific topics for museums, science and immersive experience centers, collaborated with Al-Aghar Group for strategic thinking, an independent non-profit think tank focusing on social, cultural and economic issues in Saudi Arabia, for World Expo in Shanghai.
The six-month event brought under one roof many different cultures of the world. Being the first World Exposition on the theme of city, Exposition 2010 attracted governments and people from across the world, focusing on the theme "Better City, Better Life."
Al Aghar Group showcased MTE Studios interactive exhibits at the Arab League Pavilion. Visitors had hands-on experience of Zheng He model boat, Elephant Water Clock and two South-Facing Chariots encouraging visitors of all ages to discover and understand some aspects of the contribution of historic scholars to science and technology.
"This exhibition is very important for us, it showcases our legacy as Muslims and our contribution to the world in pioneering knowledge societies that have, over time, produced some of the most important technologies and discoveries of today's world," Said Fahad Abualnasr CEO Al Aghar Group. The group has successfully developed the Knowledge Society Strategy for Saudi Arabia and it's vision to be productive and competitive at the international level by the year 1444 H.
"Visitors were enthralled by the elephant clock which represented an example of the influence historic engineers like Al Jazari had through their various inventions and contributions and how some of the principles are still used in modern society," said Ludo Verheyen, CEO, MTE Studios.
"This is our first collaboration with Al Aghar Group and we look forward to working with them in the future to strengthen scientific cooperation and cultural exchange," added Verheyen.
MTE Studios, creators of '1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered' permanent exhibition on display within the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai have also played a major role in the design, manufacture and installation of numerous interactive exhibits at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey and recently delivered a turnkey science museum for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.
More than 70 million visitors attended the Shanghai World Expo.
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