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16 April 2012 to 16 Jul 2012
16 April 2012 to 16 July 2012
10am to 6pm daily
15 Science Centre Road, Singapore Science Centre
- 6425 2500
‘Sultans of Science’ is a global touring exhibition celebrating the contributions of Muslim scholars in science, mathematics and technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (700-1700 CE), and the influence of their discoveries and inventions on modern society.
The exhibition demonstrates that the foundations for the Renaissance in Europe were laid by Muslim scholars, who excelled not only in theoretical studies, but also in the practical application of science. The exhibition also emphasises how Muslims, working harmoniously alongside people of different faiths and races across Europe, Asia and Africa, contributed extensively to science and medicine.
Sultans of Science demonstrates that many notable discoveries and inventions currently attributed to Western scientists were, in fact, first made by Muslim scholars. The exhibition covers the main fields of Islamic scientific endeavour, from mathematics to navigation, astronomy, medicine, instrument making, fine and utilitarian technology, engineering, optics, architecture and flight.
The exhibition includes 35 interactive, sensory and static exhibits, three interactive touch screen games, 10 videos and 75 posters. Amazing ancient Islamic inventions have been brought to life again with cutting edge technology that recreates the ingenuity of a golden age.