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Development of the former headquarters of the Royal Navy

A cultural complex will take place instead of the former headquarters of the Royal Navy, following the signing on Wednesday of a delegated contracting authority agreement. The most important site on the Continent will bring together African art in all its diversity.

The delegated project management agreement for the implementation of the project to convert the former headquarters of the Royal Navy into a museum complex was signed by the Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the budget, Fouzi Lakjaa, the Director General of the National Agency for Public Facilities, Zineb Benmoussa, and the President of the National Museums Foundation, Mehdi Qotbi.

This cultural complex will be adjoining the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI) and will house the Museum of the Continent, which will bring together African art in all its diversity, the Rabat museum and the pan-African training center, dedicated to conservation professions and catering, a statement said.

“The complex will communicate via an underground passage with the MMVI, which will now be entirely dedicated to modern and contemporary art with a permanent room dedicated to Moroccan painting and its history,” adds the same source.

It is the National Agency for Public Facilities that will be responsible for setting up all the provisions and measures necessary for the realization of this project, ensuring quality, cost control and compliance with deadlines.

It will support the Fondation des Musées in strengthening a diversified offer of museum infrastructures in the capital of the Kingdom, Rabat, city of light.

The signing of this important convention is in line with the High Royal Guidelines aimed at making culture a central element of all development, indicated Nizar Baraka, and added that it comes in the wake of the operationalization of the New development model, in which culture occupies a major place as the engine of development.

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