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Dubai Moving Image Museum

The Museum

 

Since the earliest days of civilization, man has been fascinated with the concept of capturing movement. From prehistoric cave drawings based on light and shadow, to the digital age of cinema, the desire to capture, manipulate, and reproduce images and movement has been widespread. The progression of science and the art of entertainment have always run side by side, ultimately culminating with the birth of the motion picture film.

The Dubai Moving Image Museum showcases this progression, exhibiting the development of visual entertainment from its inception to the birth of modern-day cinema. The Dubai Moving Image Museum, one of only a handful of museums in the world focusing on the history of the moving image, is the first and only one of its kind in the Middle East.

The Location

MCN Hive Building, 1st Floor, TECOM C, Dubai.

Nearby Ramee Rose Hotel.

Located just minutes away from the Internet City Metro station and directly off Sheikh Zayed Road. Near all major roads and close to Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina, The Greens, and Ibn Batuta Mall.

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The Collection

Housing the private collection of Mr. Akram Miknas, which he has accumulated over twenty-five years, the Dubai Moving Image Museum was born out of Mr. Miknas' wish to share his collection with the public, hoping to inspire and educate the region with an exciting part of history. All items in the museum are original, dating back from the 1730s to the twentieth century.

The museum is unique not only in its subject matter and location, but in the overall experience. The Moving Image Museum in Dubai features numerous interactive aspects, allowing for guests of all ages to fully experience the rich history of the moving image by viewing and playing with objects such as peeping into an eighteenth century Dutch peepbox viewer, or turning the reel of an early twentieth century mutoscope to see the flicker effect!

Overview

Shadow

Among the first expressions of imagery was the use of shadow.

The artistic use of shadow in storytelling was developed in ancient China during the Han dynasty and gained huge popularity throughout Asian culture. The art form later spread across the Ottoman Empire and reached Europe in the mid-18th century.

Timeline

Contact Us

Tel: +971 4 421 6679, +971 52 813 22 40

MCN Hive Building, 1st Floor, TECOM C, Dubai.

Email:

Museum Director: pierre@dmimuseum.com

Museum Manager:Alizee Sarazin

Museum Assistant: lora.joice@dmimuseum.com

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The presentation brochure of the museum is available here.

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours

The museum is open every day, except Friday, from 9.00am to 6.00pm

Admission

- 30 AED: Adults (18 years+) .

- 25 AED: University Students with valid ID.

- 20 AED: Children (18 years and under), High School Students with valid ID.

Guided tours rates available - Must be booked in advance.

School visit rates available, applicable for all age levels, including university age - Must be booked in advance.

The museum is available for hire for meetings and conferences, networking events, private parties, exhibitions, and other special events. Make your event unique by hosting it in Dubai's newest cultural destination.

The museum is also hosting children's birthday parties.