Morocco has just opened its first museum devoted to contemporary art, and the first major museum built since the independence in 1956.
The new museum was inaugurated by King Mohamed VI and has been under construction for ten years. Its design was inspired by traditional Moroccan architecture and its construction cost amounted to around 21.5 million dollars.
The inaugural exhibition features around 400 artworks by 150 Moroccan artists. The operating budget and admission costs are yet to be revealed.
The newly constructed museum has brokered partnerships with the Louvre Museum and the “Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée” in Marseille.
The Moroccan Times.