08.10.2013 - News

In Morrocco will open the Museum of Photography

The world’s largest Museum of Photography and Visual Arts is scheduled to open in 2016 in Marrakesh on the outskirts of the old town near the Menara Gardens.


British architect Sir David Chipperfield is currently engaged in the design space, the size of 80,000 square feet, which will be presented to the permanent collection of works of African photographers from the 19th century to our times, as well as works by contemporary artists.

David Kanius, managing director of the museum, said that although the museum will showcase the work of photographers from around the world, special attention will be paid to the Moroccan and severnoafrikanskim names. “There are a number of talented photographers in this part of the world, of which nothing is known,” – he said.

It is planned that this will be the first on the African continent, the institution in which to carry out a program of exhibitions, educational activities and cultural exchange.

Now the museum is temporarily opened in the El Badi Palace. The first exhibition was opened in September of this year. At 6,000 square feet of space are two of the exhibition – on the one currently on display 10 of the Moroccan photographers, as from November 1, will open another called ” Fame, fashion and fame,” which will feature about a hundred photos of 1960 Lewis Morley who was known for portraits of artists and actors.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: dezeen.com