A New Art Museum Opens in Rabat, Morocco
King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurated the first Moroccan National Museum of art on October 14th, 2014 in Rabat. Mohammed VI Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine is the first major museum to be built in Morocco since it gained independence from France over 50 years ago. A visit to this new museum in Rabat is a must when visiting the Imperial Cities of Morocco and is essential as part of a Rabat historical and cultural tour.
The Mohammed VI Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine is located in Morocco’s Imperial City of Rabat. This new national museum in Morocco will trace offer a complete overview of the country’s art history from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
The Mohammed VI Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine consists of three-levels and covers a total of 22,350 square meters. It will house a combination of a vast permanent collection, temporary exhibits, a multimedia library, an auditorium, an education center, and a multimedia library along with a café. The museum was under construction for ten years.
Mohamed Rachdi was named the curator of The Mohammed VI Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine in 2011 and responsible for developing the museum’s mission. The museums conceptional architect is Karim Chakor.