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The Kaiser Panorama

December 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

One of the most extraordinary item in the museum is a fully working 12 seater Kaiser Panorama, this an important historical artifact as a precursor to cinema and at the very beginnings of the mechanisation of popular entertainment. Our visitors can sit and enjoy the 3d effect of the glass stereo views every day!


The Reception Area

December 20, 2012 — Leave a comment

This is the reception area and museum entrance, you can see some old cinema seats and a set of 4 fairground mirrors, the supporting columns have been covered in Praxinoscope and Zoetrope strips, great fun!




December 19, 2012 — Leave a comment

Here is our beautiful cast iron Mutoscope.

Have you ever seen so many Mutoscope reels?

We also have 3 other Mutoscopes which visitors can use.



December 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

Here is the Megaletoscope display, not 1 but 2 of them!

Each side of the cabinet allows the display of 3 photographs, lights linked to a  timer let the visitors to see the transformation when the photographs are lit from behind.


The Island Cabinet

December 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

Here is the large island cabinet housing our larger magic lanterns, not quite finished when I took the photograph as you can probably spot.


More images coming every day, keep looking in!

First Glimpse

December 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

I am back in London, the work in Dubai went well and the Museum is ready, just some fine tuning to do.

We are waiting for a date for the official opening which hopefully will be during 3rd week of January.

I will be posting images in the next few days but here is a preview of the museum entrance, there will be 4 fairground mirrors before the old cinema seats and the museum sign will be bigger!


Out of the Crates

December 9, 2012 — 1 Comment

Here is an overview of part of the collection out of the crates