Located in an area well known for its galleries and creative spirit Salsali Private Museum with its collection of contemporary Middle Eastern and international art is the first of its kind in the Middle East. The private museum has been set up with the aim of showcasing art where collectors and artists can meet to seek advice on trends, how to exhibit works, where to purchase art works and even on how to set up a gallery. While showcasing works from its collection, it also hosts collections from around the world and serves as the moving force behind the introduction of new works to both new and well known collectors and to the public. The Salsali Private Museum is keen to be recognized in the region for fostering artistic endeavour and for presenting extraordinary opportunities to aspiring artists to present their works, collectors to be introduced to new artists and media and for the public to be exposed to the works of Middle Eastern and other artists in various media. The 500 piece collection of the Museum featuring contemporary works includes paintings, sculptures in various materials and photographs from well known Middle Eastern and international artists in various styles as the museum owner does not intend to limit himself to one style or media.
Opened towards the end of 2011 the museum has already held several exhibitions that have included video installation, photography and children’s paintings on various themes and a charity auction and it is currently running an exhibition by the Iranian artist Pantea Rahmani and an exhibition on the history of Iranian film making in the 1960s and 70s. A section of the museum is offered to collectors and institutions to display their private collections enabling them to be a part of the rapidly evolving Dubai art scene. The opening of the private museum is being seen by the government of Dubai as making an enormous contribution to activating and energizing the art scene in the Gulf Region.
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Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.