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Free Family Film Screenings Over Eid
For Eid this year, Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates with a series of five animated movies inspired by universal themes of unity, family and tolerance from 6-8 June in the auditorium. The series, curated by Rinku Awtani, is linked to the current exhibition at the Children’s Museum: Animals, Between Real and Imaginary.
Included in the line-up is Little Chicken’s Egg-cellent Adventure, Nocturna, Beyond Beyond and My Neighbor Totoro, a masterpiece from Japan’s beloved animator Hayo Miyazaki. With his immersive visually stunning moving images, he tells the story of two young girls who find their new home in a magical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros.
Admission to each film screening is free. Please pre-book your ticket at louvreabudhabi.ae, by calling +971 600 56 55 66 or at the museum ticketing desk.
Thematic screenings addressing the importance and role of photography
In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Photographs: An Early Album of the World’, Louvre Abu Dhabi will feature a series of thematic film screenings curated by Hind Mezaina, addressing the role and importance of photography as a tool to document stories and history of the world we live in. Included in the line-up is Dawson City:
Frozen Time on 15 June,
Manufactured Landscapes on 22 June
The Eye of Istanbul on 29 June.
This exhibition entitled ‘Photographs: An Early Album of the World’ is on view through 13 July. It is Louvre Abu Dhabi’s fourth international exhibition of the cultural season A World of Exchanges.
It explores the development of photography in its first years of existence, in a rare display of more than 250 of the earliest images taken by travellers and sailors in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, India and the Americas.
Admission to each film screening is free. Prior booking is required through Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website www.louvreabudhabi.ae, by calling +971 600 56 55 66 or at the museum’s ticketing desk.
+ A two-day masterclass exploring a variety of pre-digital photographic techniques
Additionally, the museum holds a two-day masterclass exploring a variety of pre-digital photographic techniques on 7-8 June and 5-6 July at 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Price per ticket AED 84 for adults, AED 52.50 for ages 16-22 and Art Club members per day.
+ Daily Mini Tours
The exhibition also hosts 30-minute Mini Tours daily at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. The Mini Tours are complimentary as part of the museum’s general admissions ticket.
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