National Museum of Carpets to Open to Marrakech in September

Rabat – The Dar Si Said Museum in Marrakech has been renamed the National Carpet Museum and, after reopening in September, will feature 400 rugs from every region of the kingdom, reports Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The museum was built in the 19th century on orders by Si Said B. Moussa, a former minister of war who officiated under the rule of Sultan Moulay Abdelaziz (1894-1908).The building is now undergoing renovations and will occupy more than 2,700 square meters. The museum is expected to reopen at the end of September 2017. Abdelfattah Lebjioui, Wali of the Marrakech-Safi Region, Khalid Ouaya, Director-General of Marrakech Urban Agency and Mehdi Qotbi, President of the National Foundation of Museums paid a visit to the Museum on Thursday to oversee progress on the renovations.The trio also visited other heritage sites forming part of the “Marrakech, city of permanent renewal” project launched by King Mohammed VI in 2014.The National Foundation of Museums has also announced that the National Ceramic Museum of Safi will open its doors by the end of August. read more

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