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!
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
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 dmimuseum.com
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.
We have a very impressive wall of 24 day and night 18th century Vues d’Optique, the lighting is controlled by a timer which allows visitors to appreciate the transformation from day to night when the pierced and cut out prints are lit from behind. Here you can see the night “effect”
This one was difficult to photograph, the combination of black and glass makes a mirror effect!