Located in Rabat, Meknes, Tetouan, and Marrakech, the new museums will cover photography, music history, and various local histories.
Rabat – The president of Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM), Mehdi Qotbi, revealed that the organization will open at least five new museums in 2020, in a press conference on Tuesday, December 17.
Qotbi announced the opening of the first national photography museum in Rabat. He also revealed the future opening in Meknes of Dar Jamai Museum, dedicated to the history of music in Morocco, and Borj Belkari Museum, dedicated to the history of the imperial city.
The foundation’s chairman also presented the Bab Okla Museum in Tetouan and the Jemaa El Fna Museum in Marrakech for intangible heritage.
Qotbi also disclosed that they will seek an audit soon to prove the “good governance” of the foundation. FNM will ask for bids to do an audit soon, according to the chairman.
During the press conference, Qotbi applauded the success of Rabat’s first biennial exhibition that took place between September 24 and December 18.
“We are glad that this biennial has welcomed around 140,000 visitors,” said Qotbi.
Rabat’s Biennial was an international exhibition dedicated entirely to female artists. It was set in different cultural sites across Rabat.
Around 63 artists from 27 countries and different disciplines exhibited their works at the event. The theme of the first biennial was “An Instant Before the World.”
FNM, created in 2011, is an independent non-profit institution that manages Morocco’s public museums. It currently manages 13 museums in eight different cities.
The foundation’s missions also include the promotion of Morocco’s culture and heritage.