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‘Sultans of Science’, the global traveling exhibition created by Dubai and Cape Town based, MTE Studios will be showcased at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton from May 19th until September 7th 2010.
The Arab and Muslim discoveries will fascinate visitors at the Science Centre as they see numerous inventions brought to life through more than 40 magnificent interactive exhibits and giant functional replicas that use cutting-edge technology to recreate the ingenuity of a golden age.
Researched and manufactured by MTE Studios, the exhibition celebrates the contribution of Arab and Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of the Islamic World and the influence of their discoveries and inventions on contemporary society. The exhibition covers Arab and Muslim scientific endeavours in architecture, arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, medicine and optics.
MTE Studios CEO, Ludo Verheyen said, “‘Sultans of Science’ is a unique exhibition, which not only provides visitors with an insight and rediscovery of missing history, but it also sends a powerful and positive message to the world about the way we evaluate history, bridge cultural gaps and realise the need to embrace multi-cultural knowledge.” “We look forward to the opening at TELUS World of Science which is an ideal venue for the exhibition.”
“We are delighted to host Sultans of Science in Alberta, ” said George Smith, President & CEO of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. “Our many members and visitors always respond well to high-quality exhibitions that engage them on many levels, and this one certainly fits that bill. It shines a light on both a region and a time of rich scientific development that many of us are unaware of, and helps us realize how interconnected our histories and our cultures really are.”
MTE Studios has also played a major role in the design, manufacture and installation of numerous interactive exhibits at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Recently, the multidisciplinary team delivered turnkey a museum on Islamic Science for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.
In addition to the design of galleries and the development, design, prototyping and manufacture of exhibitions, MTE Studios also offers operational planning and training for science centres and museums. ‘Sultans of Science’, has travelled to global venues including the MTN Science centre in Cape Town, South Africa; the Liberty Science Center, New Jersey, USA and the Ontario Science Center.
‘The exhibition has had an overwhelming response from visitors at the previous venues in the USA and we are delighted to take it a step further by taking it to various parts of the world. We have had tremendous interest from museums and science centres across the globe including Europe and Asia and we envision ‘Sultans of Science’ travelling all around the world.” added Verheyen.
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Image 02 – Children enjoying one of the exhibit at Sultans of Science exhibition
Image 01 – Ludo Verheyen, CEO, MTE Studios
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.
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:
MTE Studios is a specialized consultancy firm focused on themed architecture and interactive learning experiences. The firm designs, prototypes and manufactures inspiring interactive exhibits for science centers, museums, shopping malls and corporate environments.
MTE Studios translates unique residential, commercial, educational and leisure projects into stimulating lifescapes. Its scope of services ranges from creating a storyline, concept and detail design, documentation, project management and art direction during construction. MTE’s portfolio of completed projects include museums, shopping malls, theme parks, FEC’s and residential developments.
With offices in Dubai, UAE and Cape Town, South Africa, MTE Studios has an interdisciplinary team of over 50 specialists, including architects, art directors, artists, engineers and interactive designers from over 12 countries. Visit www.mtestudios.com for more information