Royal Launch for 1001 Inventions in Jordan

Published Date: 
3 November 2017

The award-winning 1001 Inventions exhibition aims to create awareness amongst youth about the rich legacy of creativity and innovation in Muslim civilization aiming to inspire them to build a better future.

Amman, 1 November 2017: Representing Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdallah, Chairperson of the Jordan Museum Board of Trustees, Princess Sumaya bint El-Hassan President of the Royal Scientific Society and Vice-Chair of The Jordan Museum launched today the ‘1001 Inventions: Discovering Our Past… Inspiring Our Future’ Exhibition. The exhibition is a an anchor attraction of a year-long series of activities celebrating The Jordan Year of Science 2017.

The award-winning 1001 Inventions exhibition aims to create awareness amongst youth about the rich legacy of creativity and innovation in Muslim civilization aiming to inspire them to build a better future. It is a celebration of a thousand year period from the 7th century when pioneering scholars and scientists built and improved upon ideas of earlier worldwide scholars and made advanaces that helped pave the way for the European Renaissance.

A highly engaging educational and family friendly experience, the Exhibition is being staged as part of a year-long celebration of science and the heritage of innovation organised by the Royal Scientific Society, aims to place science, technology and inventiveness at the heart of discussions on the future growth of Jordan.

HRH Princess Sumaya said:

This exhibition is one of many aspects of the celebration of Jordan’s Year of Science 2017. We seek to engage our people and to ignite our national imagination. Science belongs to all of us and through science we may learn to change our world for the better and build a future of opportunity and hope.

It is, therefore, most appropriate to talk about our future in this wonderful institution that is dedicated to our past. For the Jordan Museum celebrates the innovative capacity of hundreds of generations of our ancestors. We must be inspired to emulate them by opening our minds and engaging our creative imaginations”.

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

We are delighted that the partnership with the Royal Scintific Society and The Jordan Museum has provided the opportunity to introduce to people in Jordan a highly engaging experience about scientists from the history of this region. A golden age of discovery and creativity in Muslim Civiliastion where men and women of different faiths and cultures achieved breakthroughs that influence our world today. We aim to inspire children and young people and equip them with a mindset that enables them to build a better future”

Carefully designed as a fun and enlightening experience, the exhibition offers audiences of all ages a highly interactive and educational engagement with the past. It includes captivating short films, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, workshops and digital games.

The 1001 Inventions Exhibition welcomes visitors to The Jordan Museum from 2ndNovember 2017.

Exhibition Opening Hours

The Exhibition will be open to the public daily – except Tuesdays – from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 


(from left to right) Princess Rahma and Princess Sumaya bint El-Hassan, Ahmed Salim, Princess Zeina Shaban



About the Jordan Museum

The Jordan Museum is a national institution that aims to preserve and present to the public Jordan's rich cultural heritage. The vision of the Museum is “to position the Museum as a leading regional institution for the preservation, conservation, interpretation and celebration of the cultural heritage of Jordan.”

About 1001 Inventions

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

1001 Inventions has engaged over 350 million people across the globe, working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, short films, live shows, books, and classroom learning materials that are used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.