The Night of Museums, an opportunity to discover the rich heritage of Morocco

The Night of Museums, an opportunity to discover the rich heritage of Morocco

The Night of Museums and Cultural Spaces represents an opportunity for all Moroccan citizens to discover culture as well as the richness of Morocco’s tangible and intangible heritage, head of government Aziz Akhannouch said Thursday in Rabat. the occasion of the launch of the second edition of this cultural event.

In a statement to the press at the opening of this edition at the National Jewelery Museum of the Oudayas, in the presence of a host of eminent personalities from various walks of life, the head of government indicated that “all the museums across the Kingdom are full of priceless treasures that are part of our heritage, which the public will be able to discover and learn more about their stories”.

Akhannouch noted, in this sense, that this initiative reflects the far-sighted vision of HM King Mohammed VI aimed at restructuring museums and the cultural and artistic sector in general, at the same time commending the organizers for the efforts made to make a success of this event which is held in 18 cities of the Kingdom.

For her part, the Minister of Tourism, Crafts, Social and Solidarity Economy, Fatima Zahra Amor, said that “this second edition of the Night of Museums and Cultural Spaces shows the importance that Morocco dedicated to culture for several years.

“From a tourism point of view, culture is an extremely important lever for the tourism sector because 60% of tourists visit the Kingdom for cultural purposes,” she said, noting that the tourism department has dedicated an entire sector of the cultural circuit “which we have started to deploy mainly in historic cities as well as in all places that have a history”.

Fatima Zahra Amor also welcomed the fact that more than 80 museums, galleries and cultural spaces will be open to the general public during this cultural event, calling in this context to continue efforts to preserve Moroccan cultural heritage.

The President of the National Museums Foundation, Mehdi Qotbi, for his part, highlighted the important place and the great value that HM King Mohammed VI places on culture, noting that “Morocco is a country full of of a variety of cultures and has an exceptional wealth of heritage of which we should be proud as Moroccans”.

The Night of Museums and Cultural Spaces is a celebration of culture and is also an opportunity for all citizens to access the various cultural spaces as well as to discover and learn more about their heritage and culture, a- he pointed out.

Organized by the National Museums Foundation, the Majorelle Garden Foundation and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, this event will see the participation this year of more than 80 museums , galleries and cultural spaces which will open their doors free of charge, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, in 18 cities of the Kingdom including Oujda, Tetouan, Tangier, Assilah, Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Kenitra, Casablanca, Safi, Azilal, Marrakech, Essaouira, Agadir, Assa, Laayoune, Dakhla and Aousserd.

This is a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to travel through the exhibition halls, discover archaeological and ethnographic objects as well as artistic works.


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