1001 Inventions launches second Istanbul Exhibition

Published Date: 
3 July 2016

Award-winning exhibition at prestigious Biruni University

Award-winning exhibition at prestigious Biruni University

1001 Inventions in partnership with Biruni University, the Turkish Prime Ministry and the Municipality of Fatih announced the launch of the second 1001 Inventions exhibition in Istanbul. The exhibition is open to the public and can be visited free of charge until 15 August 2016, located in the grounds of the Biruni University.

The Rector of Biruni University, Prof. Dr. Adnan Yuksel said:

One of the most important reasons for bringing the exhibition was to inspire more people to become scientists."

Professor Dr. Talib Alp, the TUBITAK Science Board Member and a 1001 Inventions representative in Turkey said:

We have received a unique knowledge from genius scientists from Muslim Civilisation. I congratulate Biruni University for hosting the exhibition for the people of our country and wish the university great success in bringing up the scientists of the future."

1001 Inventions exhibitions have achieved resounding success in many cities around the world such as London, New York, Washington DC, Paris, Los Angeles, Jeddah, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Istanbul and other. More than 8 million people have visited 1001 Inventions exhibitions and over 250 million have people engaged in 1001 Inventions campaigns.


Fourth from left: Zhonghang Li (Secretary-General of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce) visiting the 1001 Inventions Exhibition standing with performers of the 1001 Inventions Live Show

Ahmed Salim, Co-founder and Director of 1001 Inventions, said:

1001 Inventions is delighted to launch a second exhibition in Istanbul with such great partners. The first exhibition held in 2010 received over 420,000 visitors in less than 7 weeks. We are confident that Biruni University will help continue our successful public engagement strategies helping to bring to life the stories of extraordinary men and women who made achievements 1,000 years ago that still influence our lives today. By celebrating this creative golden age of Muslim Civilisation, we aim to inspire ambition in people to find solutions to societal challenges of today, and help build a better future for our world."


From Left: Ahmed Salim (Producer and Director of 1001 Inventions) with Nobel Laureate Professor Aziz Sancar and Prof. Dr. Adnan Yüksel (Rector of Biruni University) at the 1001 Inventions exhibition Istanbul June 2016

The 1001 Inventions exhibition features a special focus on Ottoman contributions to science and a diverse range of exhibits to enthral visitors and enrich their knowledge, including interactive displays, electronic games and models that highlight breakthroughs and discoveries in various discipline including medicine, geography, engineering, marine science, astronomy and education. The exhibition also features live performances that bring to life historic role models from Muslim Civilisation.


Entrance to the 1001 Inventions (1001 İcat) Exhibition at the Biruni University, Istanbul


Teachers from Istanbul schools gather to visit the 1001 Inventions exhibition and dine at Biruni University

Dates and Location (Map)

Open till 15th August 2016

Monday to Friday from 10.30am till 6.00pm

Free of charge


Students from Kabataş High-School (Source)

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organisation that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.

Over the last five years, 1001 Inventions has engaged with over 250 million people across the globe. The organisation works with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, short films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. 

www.1001inventions.com