The Rabat Biennale and the Exhibition “Treasures of Islam in Africa” Exceed 100,000 Visitors

The number of visitors to the first International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Rabat and the exhibition “Treasures of Islam in Africa: From Timbuktu to Zanzibar” crossed the 100,000 mark, according to a statement by the National Museum Foundation (FNM).

“It is thanks to the enlightened guidance of His Majesty King Mohammed VI aimed at democratizing culture and enriching the cultural landscape that the public has responded to this first edition, which invites visitors to discover cultural programming by strolling through the sites of Rabat, City of Light, the Kingdom’s cultural capital, where the past and present intersect”.

The Rabat International Biennale will continue until December 18 in various places in the capital, including the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Museum of History and Civilization, the Udayas Museum, the Mohamed V National Theater, Fort Rottembourg, Parc Hassan II, the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Espace d’Expression CDG, the Art Gallery of Crédit Agricole du Maroc and the Banque Populaire Art Gallery.

The exhibition “Treasures of Islam in Africa: from Timbuktu to Zanzibar” will continue until January 25, 2020 in three spaces, namely the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Bab El Kebir Gallery and the Bab Rouah Gallery.

These two events are organized by the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the National Museum Foundation and the Arab World Institute.

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