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Museum: Middle East gains a moving image museum

Dubai is to host a new moving image museum which is expected to open in January 2013. The space is currently being fitted out and will consist of the collection of Akram Miknas who has been assisted in the project by London-based dealer Pierre Patau.  

The space is around 400m2 in MCN Tower in the heart of TECOM Media City, Dubai.  Enas Abusidu has been appointed museum manager.  

The museum's website will be live shortly at: and a blog is live here: 

The museum is the Middle East's first such museum although Qatar has had plans for a photography museum, now re-named as, the International Media Museum for many years. BPH readers will be aware that the Qatar museum has recruited for several positions over recent years and it has produced a number of temporary exhibitions. 

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