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In Abu Dhabi, the Micro-Folie project is located in the heart of Alliance Française and allows public to discover universal masterpieces from twelve prestigious French cultural institutions and to learn French as a Foreign Language while immersing themselves in an exciting cultural context.

As an ideal cultural mediation tool, Micro-Folie is also designed to accompany the process of teaching art history and give the opportunity to teachers from schools and universities in Abu Dhabi to organize courses at Alliance Française with their students.

Children, students, adults of all ages: come and visit the Micro-Folie, an exceptional window on the history of artistic creation and a superb overview of the common heritage of humanity!


A digital museum
The digital museum includes a big screen with touchpads and headsets. With more than 500 masterpieces from 12 French institutions and museums, regional and international institutions, this virtual art gallery combining visual arts, live performance, design, architecture, etc. ... Offering premium broadcasting conditions and high resolution image, the digital museum is a unique and fun cultural offer. To visit alone, with family, or with friends, it will give you access to a multitude of treasures!
A virtual reality space
Discover fantastic worlds in 360 ° immersion with virtual reality headphones. Climb to the summit of Mont Blanc, stroll through a painting, or visit the most beautiful castles thanks to Arte who supports the Micro-Folies and offers a selection of programs for VR and tablets.
Two free visit modes with suitable contents are available: adults and children (with games, like visual and sound puzzles).
A conference mode for students
The digital museum can also be visited as a group, schools and universities are most welcome!
The conference mode is the possibility for a teacher or an accompanying person for each group to register upstream on a dedicated website and prepare a visit by customizing a playlist of artworks to discover, so as to share it better with an audience (on the big screen or touchpads).
Create your own playlist or use playlists already created in connection with the school programs and book your session (click on groups reservations below)!
Conference mode for students
VR child


Micro-Folie Abu Dhabi is open to public from Sunday to Thursday from 1pm to 5pm.
Slots reserved for group visits from Sunday to Thursday between 10am and 12.30pm.

For more information, contact Cédric Oysel at 02 61 22 912 or by email at the following address

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About Micro-Folie
Inspired by the Folies of La Villette park in France, designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, this innovative project is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and coordinated by La Villette, with Pompidou Center, the Château de Versailles, the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, Avignon Festival, Arab World Institute, Louvre Museum, Picasso National Museum, Orsay Museum, Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac, Paris National Opéra, the Rmn-Grand Palais, Universcience and other French national institutions.
This cultural platform adapted to local demands can be declined differently in each place. Today, taking part in the Micro-Folie project, Abu Dhabi is now part of a nascent network with more than 200 Micro-Folies that the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Cohesion of Territories in France are supporting.

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