His Majesty King Mohammed VI, escorted by Prince Moulay Ismail, launched in Rabat, the Mohammed VI Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, a top project which will give to protecting and scattering Morocco’s artistic and development legacy.
The chairman of the National Foundation of Museums Mehdi Qotbi highlighted that the accomplishment of this project explains the sovereign’s will to create culture an actual engine for human, community and economic advancement and determine to furnish the country with advanced cultural facilities that give confidence, resourcefulness and endorse the main beliefs of cultural democratization.
Amounting to 200 million dirhams, the new facility is the first museum establishment committed completely to current art and meets worldwide museum measures. In addition to that, the new facility is intended at building bridges with foreign foundations and institutions.
The Museum was planned to augment responsiveness and initiate the community, generally youth, to modern artistic conception, and encourage involvement in the nation’s cultural existence plus directness on global creation. It will also give trainings and conventions to knowledgeable audience as alumnae of architecture schools and of fine arts and art historians.
The three-floor facility comprises primarily an auditorium, exhibitions named after renowned Moroccan artists (Chaibia Talal, Jilali Gherbaoui, Meryem Meziane, Ahmed Cherkaoui, Farid Belkahya, Hassan Glaoui, André Elbaz, Mohamed kacimi), a library, a VIP lounge, a pedagogical workshop, a laboratory for art restoration.
The second contract is collaboration between the National Foundation for Museums and the Employers Association (CGEM). The third is collaboration contract between the National Foundation for Museums and the Smithsonian Institution.