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Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, ADMAF welcomes the community of Abu Dhabi until June 19 to ‘Toys and Treasures - Toy Box to Treasure Chest: The Art of Collecting’, an exhibition that has already attracted ...

Children enjoying the Toys &Treasures puppet workshops 10th Jun 2013

ADMAF’s Exhibition ‘Toys and Treasures - Toy Box to Treasure Chest: The Art of Collecting’ Continues to Charm the Community of Abu Dhabi

Inspired by this year’s International Museum Day theme, Museums (memory + creativity) = social change, the exhibition ‘Toys and Treasures – Toy Box to Treasure Chest: The Art of Collecting’ looks to shine a light on the creativity and vitality of the museum sector as well as bring to the spotlight a number of collectors. The ADMAF event has witnessed audiences across the UAE, both young and old, delve into the wonderful worlds of seven private collections from the UK and across the UAE and discover how they too can become art curators, collectors, and guardians of history.

 

The exhibition curated at the Ghaf Gallery continues until June 19. From spinners to scooters and Barbies to buses, visitors will explore an array of toys and treasures that weave personal stories and represent individual collectors’ passions, as well as desires to connect to their respective cultural heritage. 

 

‘Toys and Treasures - Toy Box to Treasure Chest: The Art of Collecting’ is a free to attend exhibition hosted at Ghaf Art Gallery, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, that runs until Wednesday June 19. Opening hours are Sunday-Thursday 10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm. Ladies Night is on 4 June from 4-8pm.

 

Performances & Workshops

Free admission. To register, email

15 June, 11am-1pm: ‘Aladdin’ by Golden Fox Puppet Theatre, with trivia quiz & meet the puppets

15 June, 3pm-5pm: ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ by Golden Fox Puppet Theatre, with trivia quiz & meet the puppets