Going back in time in the history at the Dubai Moving Image Museum (DMIM), visitors can get closer look with original pre-cinema artefacts.
The fascinating peep-box viewers and the earliest 3D images at the museum date as far back as the 1730s. People can learn about the evolution of images, along with the history of shadows, Stereoscopy and Mutoscope. DMIM is well-known as one of only three Moving Image Museums in the world, with two others in London and New York.
Most museums do not all people to touch pieces from their collection. At DMIM, everyone is encouraged to handle all of the exhibits, this allows a real feel for the history behind them. The objects are set up in four chronological sections, which makes it easy to appreciate the journey of evolution. Visitors are allowed to take as many photos as they want.
Right from prehistoric cave drawings that are based on light and shadow, to the digital age of cinema, man has had the desire not just to capture, but to manipulate, and reproduce images and movements. This unique progression of science and the art of entertainment have inspired all, which eventually culminated with the origination of the motion picture film. The Dubai Moving Image Museum showcases this exceptional progression, exhibiting the development of visual entertainment from its inception to the birth of modern-day cinema.
The Dubai Moving Image Museum, is the first and only one of its kind in the Middle East. Located just minutes away from the Internet City Metro station – directly off Sheikh Zayed Road. The museum is near all major roads and close to Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina, The Greens, and Ibn Batuta Mall. Guided tours, school visits, applicable for all age levels, including university age can be booked in advance. The Dubai Moving Image Museum (DMIM) is available for hire for meetings and conferences, networking events, private parties, exhibitions, and other special events. People can make their event unique by hosting it in Dubai’s newest cultural destination. The museum staff is happy to host children’s birthday parties.
The museum is open every day, except Fri: from 11:00 to 18:00
– 50 AED: Adults (18 years+) .
– 25 AED: Children (18 years and under), Students with valid ID.
Dubai Moving Image Museum (DMIM)
MCN Hive, 1st Floor
TECOM C, nearby Ramee Rose Hotel
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 421 6679
Photo courtesy: www.dubaimovingimagemuseum.com
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