In order to discover the artistic richness of the collection, the museum Abderrahman Slaoui offers a series of artistic workshops to the general public: Contemporary tapestry workshop: Led by a craftswoman, our participants will be introduced to traditional and ancestral weaving practices, will learn the techniques, will understand the symbolism, and will weave a contemporary tapestry of their own. Introduction to photography: Must...
The museum offers an introductory course in the art of Arabic calligraphy, for kids and adults. The calligraphy workshop focuses on Moroccan calligraphy styles such as maghribi mabsout , moujawhar and thuluth. Participants get to learn how to write using a qalam and an inkwell, how to recognize the different calligraphy styles, and how to improve their own writing skills. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ...
Kohl flasks serve as containers for the powder of antimony, one of the oldest cosmetics. Women use it as eyeliner applied with a merwed (stem). It also serves to protect people’s eyes from the desert’s sand and wind. It is an ultimate feminine object, and elaborate pieces that closely resemble the tobacco tins carried by male travelers.See more
Son of Louis Majorelle, Jacques was immersed in Art Nouveau style during his childhood. However, Jacques Majorelle left decorative arts to become a painter. He moved to Marrakech when he was 31 years old. He left behind him the cold weather of France to discover a city crushed by the sun, a light that enhanced contrasts and brilliant colors.See more
Ceramics of Fez are recognizable by their color. Drawings, blue or brown stand out from the white background and are filled with green or yellow. The pottery never included more than five colors.See more
Cabinets of curiosities appeared in Europe during the Renaissance. They are at the origin of the concept of museums. A curious combination of antiques, books and scientific objects, man-made or nature-made pieces: works of art, medals, statuettes, vases, and other treasures from trade relations with other countries sit side by side in furniture and cabinets.See more
Works by Morocco's master-jewelers crafted during the course of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, most of which escaped destruction and have since been rescued from oblivion.See more
Works covering over a century of creation by the great poster artists - and great painters - such as Dinet and Majorelle, in their search for mysterious and the exotic, contributed to the Golden Age of the Orientalist poster. These posters, key mementos of the history of advertising and the graphic arts, also retrace part of the history of the Arab word.See more