The Women’s Museum
This is the place that pays tribute to ALL women: to the woman of influence who has made a name for herself as much as the homemaker who has remained unknown.
About the Women’s Museum
The first cultural initiative of this kind in North Africa, the Women’s Museum in Marrakech aims to present and to preserve the culture of Moroccan women.
The museum first opened its doors in September 2018, in the heart of the Ochre City’s medina – in the Sidi Abdelaziz quarter – close to the Ben Youssef mosque and medersa, the Almoravid Qubba, and also next to the Dar Bellarj cultural foundation. Thanks to this ideal location for the museum, Moroccan women and their achievements are well surrounded and can thus receive the interest they deserve from the public.
On a surface of exhibition of 220 m² and through various thematic exhibitions, the museum relates and highlights the leading role of Moroccan women in the country’s social, political, economic and cultural activities.
The museum also offers a space for contemporary artists (painters, poets, photographers and so on) to express themselves – with the goal being to help them to develop.
This place pays tribute to ALL women: to the woman of influence who has made a name for herself as much as the homemaker who has remained unknown.
No matter whether these women are pioneers in aviation (Touria Chaoui), activists working for Independence (Malika El Fassi), talented photographers (Laïla Alaoui) – or weavers, embroiderers, potters, and cooks … they are all the face and soul of Morocco, inside and outside the country.
For the Moroccan woman is most definitely a woman of the world. Indeed, although Morocco has seen a male elite do well, it has also given birth to a female elite who have contributed to the country’s development and of whom Moroccan society should be proud.