ABU DHABI, UAE, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development, opened The Golden Age of Arab Sciences exhibition in Paris - Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The exhibition will run from 24 September 2013 until 14 January 2014.
The Golden Age of the Arab civilization, from the beginning of the eighth century until the fifteenth century, saw the discovery and production of major scientific and intellectual feats that became a catalyst for the development of European culture and knowledge towards a highly developed world. The exhibition brings the accomplishments of the Arab and Islamic world to the fore, giving the youth and the public a deeper understanding of their importance.
HE Jack Lang, former French Minister of Education and President of the Institut du monde arabe, highlighted the importance of this exhibition in reminding us of a period of phenomenal prosperity during with the Arab world carried intellectual growth forward at an astronomical rate, stating: "We in Europe are fully aware of the importance of Arab and Muslim civilisation because we, at a certain point, built on and benefited immensely from the surge of thought and invention that this great culture produced during its golden age, bringing us into a period of Renaissance and growth in the arts and sciences."
Commenting on the role of the Paris - Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in organising this exhibition, HE Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Vice President of PSUAD, said: "This exhibition will encourage younger generations in the UAE to innovate and contribute towards creating a better future, and ensuring that the UAE is prepared to take on a leadership role in technology and the sciences."
Professor Eric Fouache, Chancellor of Paris - Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, describes his university as the epitome of cultural exchange, with its vision as a "Bridge between civilizations" being vividly represented by the 65 nationalities that interact, bringing Abu Dhabi to the world and the world to Abu Dhabi.
The exhibit will be equipped with audio visual guides, short films, and digital screens that further elaborate the various elements of the history of the Arab golden age, alongside the curated artefacts and scripts by their different eras. There will also be several talks, schedules of which can be found on the website soon.
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