1001 Inventions declared in UK best touring exhibition. Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World


JEDDAH: The internationally renowned “1001 Inventions” exhibition, which is touring the world in partnership with ALJ Community Initiatives (ALJCI), was crowned Best Touring Exhibition of the year at the annual Museums and Heritage Excellence Awards in London on May 11.

The project won the title in a group of many prestigious international exhibitions. Hundreds of professionals from the museums and exhibitions industry attended the award function. The function recognized the achievements of the exhibitions industry over the past 12 months. Also nominated in the Touring category were exhibitions by the British Library, Imperial War Museum and the National Museums Liverpool.

Salim Al-Hassani, chairman of 1001 Inventions, said: “Our whole team is humbled by this recognition. The Museums and Heritage Excellence Awards are considered the ‘Oscars’ of the exhibitions industry and we are delighted to have been named Best Touring Exhibition by our peers. Hundreds of people were involved in bringing this project to fruition, headed by ALJCI, and they all deserve our thanks. We’ve already catered to English-language and Turkish-language visitors, and we are in the process of translating the exhibition into other languages too, including Arabic.”

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