Dubai museum shortlisted for ‘Oscar’
04 October, 2015
The Dubai Moving Image Museum, the only one of its kind in the world focusing on the prehistory of cinema, has been nominated in the ‘Best Emerging Culture Destination Middle East’ category to win a ‘museum Oscar’ at the Leading Culture Destinations Awards 2015. The museum, which was inaugurated in January 2014, showcases the progression of science and the art of entertainment, exhibiting the chronological development of visual art – from the earliest days of shadow theatres to the invention of 3D and the birth of modern-day cinema. All of the items on display are originals, dating from the 1720s to the 20th century. Featuring numerous interactive aspects, visitors of all ages are able to experience the history of the moving image on offer at the museum.