THE SHARJAH MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION IN THE U.A.E. CONSISTS OF SEVEN GALLERIES, HOLDING THOUSANDS OF RARE AND IMPORTANT ISLAMIC ARTIFACTS, COVERING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, CULTURE, AND ISLAMIC ART.
As part of an ongoing efforts to enhance the visitor experience, MTE studios assisted Hypsos to activate several new interactive exhibits.
1000 YEARS INTERACTIVE TIMELINE
A large horizontal timeline, consisting of a series of multi-touch screens, provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Islamic science and technology from 650 to 1650. Visitors can browse the content by touching dates along the timeline, which opens images, text and videos.
Fully working brass and steel replicas of the Astrolabe, Armillary Sphere and Quadrant, educates visitors about the function and purpose of the instruments in Islamic Astronomy. A clear set of instruction on each instrument demonstrates how one could find geographical locations or tell the time of day, by pointing the instrument at various celestial bodies.
THE SCIENCES OF THE SKY
An interactive touch screen allows visitor to select icons on a historic map, showing ancient Muslim observatories around the world. Each touch point opens virtual manuscripts, drawings and stellar maps, which visitors can page trough to learn about various astronomical discoveries.