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Mehdi Qotbi: 65% of museum visitors are young

They open their doors for free to the public on May 18th
Morocco, like other countries in the world, will celebrate, on Saturday, May 18, International Museum Day, given the role of choice played by these institutions in the preservation of the collective memory and cultural and civilizational diversity. Thus, to celebrate this occasion, the various museums of the Kingdom open their doors for free to the public. “The museums will be open all day. This will allow everyone to discover the heritage and richness of the art of our Kingdom,” said Mehdi Qotbi, President of the National Museums Foundation. Mr. Qotbi did not fail to point out that national museums have attracted more and more visitors in recent years.

“We are very happy to announce that there is a real craze for Moroccans for museums. The exhibitions we organized attracted more and more visitors. In fact, 65% of visitors are young people”. And to add that the last exhibition “The colors of Impressionism” unveiling the works of Renoir, Monet, Delacroix, Manet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Caillebotte and other masters of the genre have attracted more than 12,000 visitors only the first 20 days.

Mr. Qotbi continues his fight for the promotion of culture and national museum heritage. The rehabilitation of museums is one of the main axes of its strategy, reflecting the royal will to develop museums whose themes reflect the cultural richness of the different regions of our country. “The work done by the FNM is impressive. Soon, there will be the opening of other museums like the Museum of Photography Rabat, the National Museum of Jewelry located in the mythical Kasbah Oudayas. And add: “A museum dedicated to the memory and culture Hassani will also see the day in Lâayoune. We are looking for the land. I’m just waiting for the return of the wali from Laayoune.” The FNM is working on the development, with the competent authorities, of a law on the “Museum” label. “I look forward to this bill, which is still tabled in the General Secretariat of the Government,” says Qotbi.

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