For the first time in Morocco, a museum exclusively display a collection of Berber objects originating from diverse regions of Morocco, from the Rif to the Sahara.
The scientific team which guided the conception of the museum is composed of: Salima Naji, architect and doctor of anthropology in Rabat; Romain Simenel, ethnologist, researcher at the Institute for Research and Development in Rabat; Ahmed Skounti, anthropologist at the National Institute of Archeological Sciences and Heritage in Rabat.
The renovation of the Museum as well as its scenography were carried out by the architect Christophe Martin, who also conceived the presentation of the exhibition Yves Saint Laurent and Morocco, seen by over 65,000 visitors. At his side, the museologist Björn Dahlström was responsible for museum project.
At the heart of the Majorelle Garden, the former museum of Islamic art has been entirely renovated to become the Berber Museum and to preserve this collection of Berber art in conditions of presentation and conservation in conformity with international museum standards.
With a floor space of over 200 m², the Museum displays more than 600 objects, in a compelling panorama on Berber culture in Morocco.
Maps, explanatory texts – in French, English and Arabic -, photographs, archive films and audio-visual documents specifically designed for the museum guide the visitors throughout their journey.
1. The Berbers
2. Traditionnal skills (craftwork, everyday objects, festivals or ceremonies)
3. Jewels (an exclusive panorama of Berber jewels from Morocco)
4. Finery (costumes and weaving, arms, doors, carpets and Berber musical instruments)
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Avenue Yacoub El Mansour Rue Yves Saint Laurent
40090 Marrakech – Morocco
Access for people with disabilities
Garden : 50 DH
Museum : 25 DH
The Museum Library contains a collection of reference books on the Berber culture.