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The National Carpet Museum to open soon in Marrakech

Written by FDM

Dar Si Said Museum in Marrakech has been renamed the « National Carpet Museum  » and will open its doors at the end of September, as relayed by the MAP according to the National Museum Foundation (FNM).

The museum will feature more than 400 carpets from all over the kingdom, especially the High Atlas, representing the wealth of Moroccan culture and ancestral know-how, the source said in a statement.

The museum was built in the  the second half of the 19th century 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.

In addition, the FNM announced that the national ceramic museum of Safi will open its doors by the end of August.

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