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The Dubai Moving Image Museum is creative partner at ISEA 2014, as well as participating in the Al Bidaya Opening at Cuadro Art Gallery we are also present throughout the event. Alizee is part of various round tables including Evolution of Storytelling and Leap of Animation with amongst others Lina Younes from Animation Chamber Dubai and Erkki Huhtamo from UCLA. DMIM is also hosting visits by delegates during the 10 days event.




The New Manager

September 11, 2014 — Leave a comment

After a very successful time at DMIM Mandy has moved on and joined the world of academia, she is now heading the Art History Department at Canadian University in Dubai.
We would like to introduce Alizée our new museum manager who is in her second week at DMIM and is relishing the challenge of developing the museum working on a strong base after over a year of existence.


The Star

April 23, 2014 — Leave a comment

Look who signed our visitors book!


Yes George Clooney

He found the time to visit the museum whilst in Dubai recently and he really enjoyed it!

The School Visits

February 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

Our school program is proving very popular and we have school visits booked everyday for the next 3 weeks!

Here are some pictures of kids enjoying some of the many interactive exhibits we have throughout the museum, what a fun place!




The Parlor Kinetoscope

August 28, 2013 — 4 Comments

Our latest acquisition, the parlor Kinetoscope, a very rare and important optical toy invented by Thomas Edison and patented on the 24th August 1897 . The number of surviving examples of this toy version of Edison invention can be counted on the fingers of one hand so we are very fortunate to be able to display one in our museum. Our example comes with 5 films which is also exceptional, unlike the Kinetoscopes displayed in public halls this home version works with films printed on paper rather than celluloid.






You can discover a film introducing the Dubai Moving Image Museum by clicking on The Film under recent posts or by scrolling down this page

The outside sign

April 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

We now have an outside sign, the museum is ready and we are waiting for a date for the official opening, in the meantime anyone interested can make an appointment to view via the contact found on our website


Trick of the eye

March 21, 2013 — 2 Comments

Ghosts and Spectres

Here is another interactive display, in 1864 J.H.Brown published a book called Spectropia, we have taken 4 of his prints to display here; By staring at one of the images for roughly 25″ without blinking and then looking away at the white screen on the wall the visitors will see the image of the spectres appear before them floating on the wall, this is due to an illusion called afterimage, a phenomenon where the image continues to appear in one’s vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased.