The First Radio Show

September 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

Mandy talking about Dubai Moving Image Museum on radio, our first radio interview! Listen to the first 8 minutes

https://audioboo.fm/boos/1616512-the-edge-23-09-2013

The Membership

September 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

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 mandy@dmimuseum.com for more details.

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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.

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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 Front Page

August 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

We made the front page in the UAE

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Please scroll down for a short film introducing Dubai Moving Image Museum

The Film

August 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

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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.

Film Credits:

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

Here is our French triple magic lantern displayed with a number of French slip slides and a wonderful box of large French astronomical slides.

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The Tickets

June 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

Here is the design for our admission ticket, inspired by an old movie theatre ticket. We have hired more staff and Maria is joining us next week, we’ll be offering extended opening hours very soon and we’ll announce them here.

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