The Monde des Arts de la Parure (MAP) located in the heart of the Kasbah, near the Saadian tombs, houses a collection of more than 3000 pieces of ornaments, jewelry, and other objects or ceremonial clothing.
This collection was dreamed up, designed, and brought together by Marlène and Paolo Gallone, a couple of passionate collectors of Swiss origin who have been traveling the world for more than thirty years in search of rare pieces: “After more than 7 years of work we are happy to offer the possibility to the public to discover in Marrakech the collection of jewelry and ethnic fabrics from Africa and the Orient that we have put together with patience and passion” said Marlène and Paolo Gallone.
The permanent collection of the MAP brings together pieces from more than fifty countries representing several hundred nations, and tribes, thus offering a rich panel of diverse and singular aesthetic sensibilities.
Designed by the duo of Franco-Lebanese architects, Michel Charrière and Joseph Achkar, the building is an architectural prowess in its own merit: three levels over nearly 1400 m2 around an octagonal skylight with an impressive facade that fits perfectly into the aesthetics of the medina.
On the terrace, a hanging garden was imagined and created by the landscaper Marius Boulesteix offering a breathtaking view of the ocher city and the Atlas mountains.
The MAP is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For the general public, the price is 100 DH,
For all residents of Marrakech and those under 25, the price is 70 DH.
Access to the MAP is free for children under 12 years old.
Address: 39, 40 Rue Touareg, Ksibat Nhass, 40000, Marrakech, Morocco. /lemapmarrakech; lemapmarrakech.com