The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMPVA) is the first of its kind on the African continent.

Whilst currently exhibiting works by fellow-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj (featured in Jocks&Nerds Issue 11), and photographers Berenice Abbott, Eve Arnold and Andre Kertesz in its temporary space in El Badi Palace, the MMPVA is also set to be housed in a new building designed by architect Sir David Copperfield – scheduled for completion in 2016.

The MMPVA opened on September 2013 in El Badi Palace, a recently restored 16th century building located on the edge of the city’s older quarters, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture. A non-profit institution, the museum dedicates itself to exhibiting Moroccan and North African visual and contemporary art.

The temporary space at the El Badi Palace is also used as a testing ground for a new generation of Moroccan curators. In support of this, the MMPVA will be launching a scholarship program to support Moroccan students and further their studies of Museum Science at major institutions around the world.