Salsali Private Museum

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Salsali Private Museum (SPM)
Established 2011
Location Al Quoz, Dubai
Curator Ramin Salsali

The Salsali Private Museum (SPM), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the first private museum in the region for contemporary Middle Eastern and international art. It was founded in November 2011 by Ramin Salsali, and is located in the industrial area of Al Quoz in Alserkal Avenue, a warehouse complex with the highest concentration of galleries and creative spaces in the region.

Exhibitions at Salsali Private Museum showcase artworks from the Salsali private collection, and the museum hosts visiting exhibitions from across the globe. It serves as an independent center for art collectors, and provides an insight into a Contemporary Middle Eastern and International Art.[1]

Salsali´s collection is composed of over 500 artworks[citation needed], including contemporary artists with Middle Eastern roots alongside modern international artists.[2]

Collectors Lounge[edit]

Salsali Private Museum is the first center and platform for collectors in the world. SPM has a full office space where emerging, established and visiting collectors can meet, discuss and exchange their ideas.[3]

Past exhibitions[edit]

The past exhibition "Life is Too Short" displayed video installations, and photography from the Salsali's collection. The idea behind this topic was the accelerated speed of life since the industrial revolution is allowed for new media such as photography and videography to transform a persons way of contemplating life.


  1. ^ "Salsali Private Museum Opening in Dubai". The Islamic Arts. 
  2. ^ Colin, Simpson (Sep 24, 2011). "Dubai art museum scheduled to open in November". The National. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Collector Lounge

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 25°08′24″N 55°13′32″E / 25.14000°N 55.22556°E / 25.14000; 55.22556