Mandy talking about Dubai Moving Image Museum on radio, our first radio interview! Listen to the first 8 minutes
The Dubai Moving Image Museum Membership program is now up and running! Support the museum through annual membership and become a Museum Ambassador, supporting a new arts and culture destination in Dubai…and getting some great membership perks, too! Check our website or e-mail email@example.com for more details.
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
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Museum Introduction a Film by Karien Mulder
Narrator and Collector Akram Miknas
Curator and Script Pierre Patau
Since the earliest days of civilisation, man has been fascinated with the concept of capturing movement. The Moving Image Museum is one of only a handful of museums in the world focusing on the history of the moving image, and is the only museum of it’s kind in the Middle East.
Housing the private collection of Mr. Akram Miknas, which he has accumulated over twenty-five years, the 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 exhilarating part of history.
Throughout the Moving Image Museum, visitors will find numerous interactive features, allowing guests of all ages to fully experience the rich history by viewing and interacting 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.
Script: Pierre Patau and Akram Miknas
Narrator: Akram Miknas
Cinematography, direction and editing: Karien Mulder
Sound: Nic Mulder
Music: Shedneryan by Roger Subirana & Royalty Free Grand Piano Work Theme
Filmed on a Lomokino, 8mm Application and Canon 5D Mark III