Morocco National Museum of Art
8/22/2014 10:51 AM
Morocco’s National Museum of Modern Art
By Lhassan Afkir
Morocco is opening its first major national museum since gaining independence from France more than 50 years ago. The Mohammed VI Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine will open officially on 25 September, 2014. Located in the heart of the capital city Rabat, Museum will host a permanent collection and temporary exhibits, conservation laboratories, an auditorium, education center, a multimedia library and a cafeteria.
Mr. Abdelazzi Idrissi, an archaeologist and conservator, has been appointed as the museum director.
Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is part of a broad policy development and building major cultural infrastructure of Morocco. This is the first museum in the Kingdom solely dedicated to modern and contemporary art, and also the first public institution to meet international museum standards. The space aims to cover the evolution of Moroccan artistic creativity in the visual and plastic arts, from the early twentieth century to today by providing a glimpse of Morocco art history. But this time is that of two modern and contemporary cultures, not without having links break or renewal with traditional artistic and cultural heritage of the country.
"Medieval Morocco”, which opens in the Louvre in October, is due to travel to Morocco’s new national museum in Rabat.
Rabat hosts several museum, this new museum will be receive a big welcome from Moroccan Art lovers.
Angle Avenue Moulay El Hassan et Avenue Allal Ben Abdallah, Quartier Hassan, Rabat, Morocco
Phone: 21 25 37 76 90 47