The late Abderrahmane Youssoufi had decided to bequeath all his property to the National Museum Foundation (PNM) and to the Archives of Morocco. According to his legatee, his close friend Mbark Bouderka, the ownership of all his property will be transferred to the FNM after the death of his wife, the couple having chosen not to have descendants. The deed of donation will be signed next Monday at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Council in Rabat.
This deed will be signed between the wife of the deceased, Hélène Youssoufi, the executor of the Youssoufi family, M’barek Bouderka and the president of the FNM, Mehdi Qotbi, specifies a press release from the FNM, which notes that shortly before the disappearance of the late, the Youssoufi couple had made known their willingness to bequeath all of their property to the FNM for the development of culture in Morocco.
Said act “of immense generosity testifies to the altruism and patriotism of the late Abderrahmane Youssoufi and illustrates his commitment to the development of culture and its accessibility by everyone”, reads the press release, noting that the Foundation expresses its gratitude for this donation and its commitment to perpetuate the memory of the late Abderrahmane Youssoufi among Moroccans.
Faithful supporters of the FNM, Mrs. and Mr. Youssoufi have never ceased, during the lifetime of the late Abderrahmane Youssoufi, to encourage the Foundation and its actions in favor of culture, “in the wake of the cultural policy instilled by King Mohammed V ”, we again underline.
And the Foundation concludes that the deceased always honored with his presence the exhibitions organized by the FNM, in particular “The colors of impressionism” at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. “He was happy to see Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir… exhibited on the picture rails of a Moroccan museum and within the reach of every Moroccan of all social conditions”.