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All exhibits are animatronic – moving parts of their bodies,
making typical sounds, spewing smoke – and are complemented
by interactive stations on the respective dragon.
With every dragon:
Qur’an and Science is the first interactive exhibition in the history of mankind narrating science through the lens of Qur’an.
The exhibition aims to contribute science communication and informal science education through interactive exhibits by narrating the laws of physics, practices of chemistry, wonders of biology, and observations on astronomy. In the meantime, the exhibit brings to light how the scientific concepts presented in this exhibition are also foundations intertwined in the story of Islam.
The exhibition presents scientific laws in dialogue with Qur’an and as foundations for Tawhid, a dialogue which will be achieved by co-presenting the verses from the Holy Qur’an and their reflections presented on the Universe, Earth and living things.
The exhibition explores the long standing connection between Islam and science, which will be clearly presented to the visitors through interactive exhibits.
The exhibition is based on the journey through time, one of the best-selling book stories (launched in 2004) which narrates the “stratopic” adventures of Geronimo Stilton and his family about the discovery of the history of the world.
The exhibition is for:
· Rrodent friends aged 4 to 12 years,
· All generations of readers who know the Adventures of Geronimo.
HOW DO YOU LIVE THE ADVENTURE?
Through so many things:
· A game with puzzles, skill tests and many other surprises
· Virtual reality experience that will immerse everyone at 360 in the world of Geronimo
· The magic of augmented reality that will transform spaces beyond the limits of the imagination
· A great value of edutainment
THE DESTINATIONS OF OUR TRIP ARE:
· Find out the real reason why dinosaurs went extinct
· Find out how the great pyramid of Cheops was built
· Discover the secrets of the ancient medieval castles
A Brief History of the Machines
The Exhibition, drawn up by the Istanbul Jazari Museum, sets the visitors out on a journey through the history of mechanics and robotics; from the first wheel to the steam-engine. Although, Al-Jazari is the main focus of the Exhibition, it also presents both, pre-Jazari and post-Jazari machines from different civilisations; ancient Chinese, Greek, Egyptian, and early modern European.
Interacting with History
In this Exhibition, visitors have the chance to encounter reconstructions of machines originally made hundreds of years ago. As the exhibits are mostly closed systems, their internal mechanisms are also displayed, together with open mechanisms, on-screen presentations and digital projections to help the visitors understand working principles of these devices. Furthermore, the Exhibition presents more than 15 wall displays reflecting the historical conditions of the periods when the machines were originally used. In addition, there are models produced according to their original shape, material and other features. Apart from the above-mentioned, there are simple machines to give school children a hands-on grasp of the basic foundations of science.
Education and Inspiration
The exhibits displayed have an instructive and educative function, as well as an interactive and entertaining one. Accordingly, all the machines are placed and presented in a way that complements this creative aim.
The exhibition ‘Islam, it’s also our history!’ is a civilization exhibition which gives an insight into the legacy left by the Muslim civilization on European soil after 13 centuries of presence. It is therefore not an exhibition about the Islamic religion. Nor is it limited only to the presence of Islam in Europe today, even if, of course, this is included.
To help understand this Muslim presence on the European continent, we have grouped evidence of its impact into three legacies which cover very different historical periods and geographical zones even if, of course, overlaps and intersections sometimes occur.
The Arab legacy
The Muslim conquest of Spain which began in 711 led to eight centuries of Islamic presence in Western Europe. Its imprint in every sector of learning was to be deep and long-lasting.
The Ottoman legacy
From the 14th century onwards, the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans divided Europe into a Christian Europe in which there were virtually no Muslims, and an Ottoman Europe dominated by Muslim rule but mainly populated by Christians.
The colonial legacy
In the 19th century and the early 20th century, the Ottoman Empire was shrinking on all sides, replaced by the European powers. But it would soon be the turn of the latter to be forced to step aside faced with the desire for independence of the indigenous populations. The decolonization of these people groups that were often Muslim would also leave its mark on Europe as well.
A section dedicated to the contemporary period has also been added to these three legacies.WHAT IS NEW IN THE MIDDLE AGES? presents a review of the knowledge recently acquired by researchers and historians thanks to the preventive archaeology findings. It depicts the technical and social innovations techniques that punctuated this period and their impact on the life of the population. The exhibition is made of 6 thematic sections that offer landmarks timeline, models, maps, objects to manipulate, games, videos, and multimedia.
Issued from a collaboration with Inrap, the exhibition paints an innovative portrait of an era that covers over 1,000 years. We will learn that the eyeglasses and the compass were invented in the Middle Ages and that we owe industry, the term banlieue (suburbs), and town and country planning to that period. A complete review of the Medieval era that still has many hidden treasures!A Knight’s Tale features stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor, dating from the Medieval and Renaissance ages to the Romantic revival of the “Medieval” of the 1800s. Not only is the provocative beauty and exquisite artistic craftsmanship of the objects revealed, the figure of the knight, the origins of the code of chivalry, the battlefield functions and effectiveness of arms and armor are also investigated and brought to life.
The display of more than 100 objects – full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, corselets, shields, a variety of swords and other weaponry – is enriched by explicative graphic panels; themes of courtly pursuits, of love and war, jousts and tournaments, military status and the historical context in which the objects were made and used are addressed.Marco Polo remains the most famous Western traveler along the Silk Road, and his book “Il Milione” one of the world’s greatest travelogues. The exhibition is hinged to the incredible journey of Marco Polo, but goes beyond a tale of the Silk Road and examines the nature of the east-west relations as well as the impact of the legend of Marco Polo. For the first time new findings about the origin of the Polo Family and their Tomb in Venice will be displayed. Created in collaboration with Contemporanea Progetti and successfully included in 2016.